7 Super-Refreshing Beer Cocktails
Low-alcohol, refreshing beer cocktails are perfect for long summer gatherings. Day drinking, anyone? Our personal favorite is the French Monaco, a combo of lemonade, light lager, and pomegranate syrup.
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This twist on the classic beer cocktail blends pale lager with pomegranate syrup and lemonade.
MAKES 1 COCKTAIL
1½ oz. pomegranate syrup
2 oz. lemonade
6 oz. pale lager, preferably Stella Artois
In an ice-filled shaker, syrup and lemonade; shake vigorously and strain into a chilled beer glass. Top with beer.
For the Pomegranate Syrup:
Bring 1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice and 1/2 cup sugar to a boil in a 1-qt. saucepan. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute; let cool.
For the Lemonade:
Stir together 1 oz simple syrup and 1 oz fresh lemon juice.
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Michelada con Camarones (Spicy Beer Cocktail with Shrimp)
This spicy cantina favorite makes an excellent appetizer and thirst-quencher on a hot summer night.
MAKES 4 DRINKS
24 cooked, peeled shrimp
2 ¼ cups Clamaato juice
½ cup lime juice, plus extra for glass rims
¼ cup fresh orange orange juice
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
¾ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp. kosher salt
1 clove garlic
½ serrano chile, stemmed
4 lager beers
Chile powder, for dusting glass rims and shrimp
1. Pour some lime juice on a plate and chili powder on another; dip rims of 4 pint-size beer mugs in juice, then chili powder. Dip tops of shrimp in chili powder; set aside.
2. Purée Clamato juice, lime juice, orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, garlic, and serrano chile in a blender. Divide among mugs, and fill with ice; top each with a lager beer. Place 6 shrimp each on 4 skewers; place a skewer across each mug.
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