10 Beer Cocktail Recipes To Keep Your Memorial Day Extra Cool

Nothing says summertime like popping open an ice-cold beer — until now. Instead of going for the bottle or the can, consider drinking your beer in cocktail form this Memorial Day. From sweet citrus shandys to icy-cool floats, your favorite brew just got a whole lot cooler with these 10 recipes.

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by Allyson Dickman


A Michelada is basically the original beer cocktail. The Kitchn’s recipe adds tons of heat to Mexican beer with hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder.

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Grapefruit Shandy

Skip the canned summer shandys and step up your cocktail game with A Cozy Kitchen’s grapefruit version. Make yours with just four ingredients: beer, juice, water, and sugar.

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The Bull

The Shiksa in the Kitchen’s cherry-sweet cocktail packs a punch! It mixes beer with vodka and rum, and gets its color from a healthy splash of grenadine.

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Ginger Beergaritas

Ok, you got us. This spiced-up margarita from How Sweet Eats calls for ginger beer, not the real stuff. But adding a little Tecate couldn’t hurt, could it?

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Beer Floats

Adding ice cream to beer? We consider Ari’s Menu genius for coming up with this creamy creation.

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Rum Cider

Save this recipe from Jelly Toast Blog for a cool summer night. The hard cider beer and rum-fused cocktail will warm you right up!

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White IPA + Raspberry Beermosa

We’ll take this beermosa for a weekend brunch on the beach! You can’t beat waking up to this fizzy, citrusy sipper from A Better Happier St. Sebastian.

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Pitcher of Micheladas

This big-batch version from Up Close & Tasty is made with Bloody Mary mix and extra-spicy sriracha.

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Irish Ale Cocktail

If you like your whiskey, you’ll love it with spicy ginger and a squeeze of lime, per Love and Lemons.

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A Broadway

We love that A Beautiful Mess made this cranberry-beer mixer with homemade cranberry soda.

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