We all know that beer is a non-negotiable for football viewing, especially when it comes to the Super Bowl. If “BL ‘nums” aren’t quite your thing and you’re looking to step up your party’s beverage selection this year, then give one of these five thirst-quenching beer cocktails a try. I mean, what’s better than a beer? A beer with more booze in it!
A shandy—a mixture of equal parts light beer and lemonade—is about the same level of difficulty, preparation-wise, as a gin and tonic. This Mexican-inspired variation adds smoky mezcal tequila and a few dashes of celery bitters, and is best made with a Mexican pilsner like Pacifico.
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The Tom Terrific
This refreshing, spritzy cocktail is the perfect drink with which to wash down all of those spicy hot wings. A hoppy IPA and Old Tom, a slightly sweeter 18th-century-style gin with a milder juniper flavor, are the base for this cocktail.