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Updated on Dec 1, 2018. Posted on May 2, 2013

26 Drinks That Prove Mixing Beer Is A Great Idea

Why should liquor have all the fun?

1. Black velvet

aidamollenkamp.com

One part Guinness, one part brut sparkling wine, all parts awesome. Recipe here.

2. Sidewalker

edamam.com

A fruity brandy, lime and wheat beer concoction. Recipe here.

3. Bananenheizen

yummly.com

Beer and banana juice, an unlikely but delicious combo. Recipe here.

4. Bul

thecrazysimplelife.webs.com

A Cuban light beer and gingerale delight. Recipe here.

5. Snakebite

seattlemag.com

This English tradition of combining lager and cider deserves more attention. Recipe here.

6. Diesel

kiyu-shii.net

A snakebite with a splash of blackberry currant, which makes this beer-tail dangerously drinkable and purple in color.

7. Michelada

spoonforkbacon.com

A spicy beer-tail that gets its kicks from cayenne pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Recipe here.

8. Chelada

muybuenocookbook.com

A simple lime juice and light beer combo, perfect for summer (or anytime really). Recipe here.

9. Lemon Shandy

marthastewart.com

Not your kid's lemonade. Recipe here.

10. Blood Orange Shandy

theboysclub.net

An orange twist on the traditional shandy. Recipe here.

11. Red Eye

wikihow.com

If you love Bloody Marys and beer, this drink is for you. Recipe here.

12. Black and Tan

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Beer + beer = better beer. Recipe here.

13. The Dirty Flower

chow.com

Fruit punch, meet wheat beer. Wheat beer, meet fruit punch. Recipe here.

14. Guinness Cream Soda

chow.com

Mmm...creamy. Recipe here.

15. Summer Hoedown

chow.com

Nothing says summer quite like fresh watermelon and wheat beer, which is why someone very smart put them together to make this drink. Recipe here.

16. Steamroller

yummly.com

All you gotta know is: beer and whiskey. Recipe here.

17. Coup de Ville

yumdom.com

If a tequila sunrise and a beer got married, this would be their love child. Recipe here.

18. Gridiron Punch

chow.com

Another fruit-punchy beer-tail, this one is perfect for tailgate parties. Recipe here.

19. Lambic Sangria

eat.snooth.com

It's a beer-based sangria, so it's pretty much the best thing ever. Recipe here.

20. Harvey Weissbanger

jacobgrier.com

Consider this the Brass Monkey's refined older sister (Class Monkey?). Recipe here.

21. Cascadian Caipbeerinha

novofogo.com

It's a caipirinha, but with beer. Recipe here.

22. Redneck Mother

backyardbartender.blogspot.com

Grapefruit juice gives this beer-tail its reddish color. Recipe here.

23. Beermarita

rachaelraymag.com

A beer lover's take on the margarita. Recipe here.

24. Bulldog

cookingstoned.tv

Or you can do it the old fashioned way and shove a beer in your already-made margarita.

25. Sweet Blonde

abcnews.go.com

Two blonde ales walk into a bar... Recipe here.

26. Hangman's Blood

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This is pretty much the Long Island iced tea of beer-tails. Recipe here.

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