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9 Beer Cocktails You Should Probably Try This Summer

One of life's toughest decisions is choosing between a beer or a cocktail. So why not have a beer AND a cocktail? Mix these sweet cocktails with some Coronas, take a pic of your concoction (and also drink it), and celebrate summer right.

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1. CoronaRita



1 1/2oz., tequila

1oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec

1 7oz. Coronita

lime wedges

(optional) salt for the glass


Rim the serving glass with salt (if you're into that kinda thing). Add ice. Pour the tequila, Cointreau/Triple Sec, and lime juice into the glass and mix 'em. Then add a Coronita (upside down) to it. Toss a lime on there for garnish.

2. Black Velvet

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1 part stout

1 part champagne/sparkling wine


All you need to do for this bad boy take a couple of champagne flutes and basically replicate the black and tan. Pour half a glass of champagne first and then pour the stout over a spoon. If done correctly, the champagne will float to the top.

3. Michelada

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1/4 cup lime juice

1 1/2 cups Corona

2 teaspoons, Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons, hot sauce/Tabasco

1 teaspoon soy sauce

ground pepper for garnish

(optional) salt for the glasses


Pour the beer, Worchestershire sauce, hot sauce, soy sauce, and lime juice into a pitcher and stir. Add ice to glasses, pour, and serve. Easy.

4. Adult Root Beer

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1oz. Galliano liqueur

1oz. Kahlúa

1 bottle of beer (your choice—though we'd prefer it if it were a Corona)


Fill a FROSTED beer mug and add the Galliano and Kahlúa, then fill the rest with beer. Go to town.

5. Brass Monkey

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No no silly, not that kind, THIS kind:

Take a beer—again, we like Corona here—and pour it into the biggest glass you have. Then pour about a third of a glass of orange juice into that puppy and there you have it. Alternately, you can just drink two-thirds of a beer and then fill the rest of the bottle with orange juice.

6. Shandy

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Scientific name: Shandygaff (it's British)


1 beer

ginger ale or ginger beer



In a pint glass, pour equal parts beer, ginger ale, and lemonade. Mix. Serve and destroy.

8. Summer Beer

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1 12oz. can, frozen lemonade concentrate

12oz. water

12oz. vodka

1 beer (you know the type)


Place the lemonade concentrate in a gallon pitcher, then measure 12 ounces of the water and vodka (you can even use the lemonade can to do it) and pour into the pitcher. Then add the beer and mix. Pour that sweet stuff over some ice and hit it.

9. El Ayudacal

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1 Corona

1 1/2oz. lime juice

1/2oz. agave nectar

lime zest

lime wedge for garnish


Pour agave nectar, lime juice, and lime zest into a glass. Add beer, mix it good, throw a lime wedge on there, and relaxxxxx.