If you’re not drinking beer as a cocktail, you’re seriously missing out. These frosty, bubbly drinks are perfect for hot summer days and couldn’t be easier to make. Whip up a Michelada with Mexican beer, orange juice, fresh lime and a dash of hot sauce, or make a simple shandy by mixing beer with lemonade or ginger ale. Check out our favorite beer cocktail recipes here.
Damian Windsor’s favorite low-alcohol cocktail had been the Shandygaff (citrus soda mixed with lager) until he created a version with fresh ginger juice and a hoppy IPA; it was delicious. Adding a dash of hot sauce made the drink even better. Slideshow: More Summer Drink Recipes