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    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.

    1. Watermelon Beer

    2. Southern Shandy

    prettyplainjanes.com

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

    3. Texas Grapefruit Rattler

    youngaustinian.com

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

    4. The Snakebite

    chow.com

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

    5. Shandies with Homemade Sparking Lemonade

    6. The Dark & Shandy

    foodnetwork.com

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

    7. Strawberry-Rhubarb Shandy

    8. Captain's Lime Shandy

    9. Ginger Shandy

    todaysnest.com

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

    10. Blackberry-Lemon Shandies

    11. Mezcal Shandy

    cali-zona.com

    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

    theboysclub.net

    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

    formalfringe.com

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

    14. The Three And Out

    masonshaker.com

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

    15. Orange Wheat Shandy

    marthastewart.com

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

    16. Ginger-Rum Shandies

    foodnetwork.com

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

    17. Campari Shandy

    food52.com

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