A hot summer’s day calls for a frosty cold mug of beer—especially when that hot day is America’s birthday. Take your Fourth of July brews to new heights by making them into sublime, spritzy cocktails. Here, nine exceptional beer cocktails for your Fourth of July party.

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9 Baller Beer-tails for July Fourth
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A hot summer’s day calls for a frosty cold mug of beer—especially when that hot day is America’s birthday. Take your Fourth of July brews to new heights by making them into sublime, spritzy cocktails. Here, nine exceptional beer cocktails for your Fourth of July party.

This ultra-apply cocktail is made with apple vodka, Calvados and tart apple lambic.

Sommelier Roger Kugler's tangy beer-based sangria was inspired by a British customer's request for a shandy, a refreshing blend of lager beer and lemonade or soda.

This take on the classic French 75 calls for beer instead of Champagne. Here, the drink is made with a dry, delicate Belgian beer called Orval, but any Belgian ale would be delicious.

This cocktail is low in alcohol, making it the perfect day drink.

A shot of tequila and a spiced rim give this cool, frothy Mexican beer cocktail a nice kick.

This deliciously refreshing drink is an unlikely mix of three ingredients: fresh orange juice, amaretto and light beer. The key to the surprisingly tasty cocktail: a frosty mug.

This unusual rye and beer punch is sweetened with caraway syrup. It's cheekily garnished with two bottles of Miller High LIfe.

Maple syrup, lemon curd and a whole egg are shaken with rye whiskey and stout beer in this awesome drink. It's mixologist Bill Norris's tribute to the Scotch-Irish pioneers who were the first to distill whiskey in America.

Beet juice adds tons of earthy flavor to this savory pitcher drink.