17 Refreshing Beer Cocktails You Need In Your Life

A shandy (aka beer + fizzy or fruity stuff) is the only drink you really need on a summer afternoon.

2. Southern Shandy

A little peach brandy never hurt any shandy. Get the recipe.

3. Texas Grapefruit Rattler

Grapefruit and bitters put a very classy edge on your beer. Get the recipe.

4. The Snakebite

Half hard cider, half beer, all rock ‘n roll. Get the recipe.

5. Shandies with Homemade Sparking Lemonade

Get the recipe.

6. The Dark & Shandy

Make a spicy syrup with peppercorns, allspice, and ginger, and then mix it with rum, lime juice, and dark beer. Get the recipe.

8. Captain’s Lime Shandy

With plenty of rum. Get the recipe.

9. Ginger Shandy

Ginger liqueur and gin give this one some extra kick. Get the recipe.

10. Blackberry-Lemon Shandies

SO summery. Get the recipe.

11. Mezcal Shandy

This one’s kinda fancy, for you fancy folks. It’s got mezcal, syrup, lemon juice, bitters, AND a salted rim. Oh, and pilsner. Get the recipe.

12. Blood Orange Shandy

If you come across any blood orange soda, this is what to do with it. If you use Sunkist instead, I won’t tell. Get the recipe.

13. Spicy Summer Shandy

This classic shandy (lemonade and lager) borrows a spicy salt rim from its cousin, the michelada. Get the recipe.

14. The Three And Out

A spicy-sweet pilsner shandy spiked with lemon, honey, chile, and a good amount of vodka. Get the recipe.

15. Orange Wheat Shandy

With a splash of almond extract to make it ~special~. Get the recipe.

16. Ginger-Rum Shandies

Probably the most grown-up thing involving apple juice you’ll ever drink. Get the recipe.

17. Campari Shandy

Campari goes with literally everything. Including beer. Just trust me. Get the recipe.

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