10 Beer Cocktails to Add to Your Super Bowl Party Lineup
An alternative to bottled beer
Sure, everyone loves beer on Super Bowl Sunday. But what about a beer cocktail? Add in a few extra ingredients, stir it up and serve, and your guests will feel like they've scored a winning touchdown.
Beer cocktails are a great way to serve beer to suit everyone's preferences, even those who say they don't normally like beer. And with that in mind, here are 10 fantastic recipes to try on Super Bowl Sunday or at any time.
How about a combo of a beer and a margarita in one? Yes, it exists. And it's awesome.
1 can Sauza® Silver Tequila
1 can frozen limeade
1 bottle light beer
1 can of water
Directions: Pour limeade and beer into a pitcher with ice. Fill limeade can with Sauza Silver and pour into pitcher. Finally, add a can of water, stir and enjoy.
This one is perfect for those who appreciate a fruitier type of beer.
1.5 oz Zodiac Black Cherry Vodka
1 oz. Fresh lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup
Directions: Shake above ingredients with ice and top with 2 oz. of Irish Stout.
A blend of spicy mango and habanero goodness awaits.
1 cup chopped mango
juice of 3-4 fresh limes
2 12-ounce bottles of Sculpin Habanero IPA
Directions: In a blender puree the mango and lime juice. Divide the mango puree between 4 pint glasses full of ice, and top with the Sculpin. Pour slowly so that the foam doesn't overwhelm the glass.
Bourbon and beer are a classic combo. Add frozen lemonade for a sweet and sour twist.
12 oz. Basil Hayden's Bourbon
36 oz. light beer
12 oz. frozen lemonade
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a pitcher witih ice and stir.
How about Champagne and Irish stout? It's the perfect blend of his and hers.
5 oz. champagne
5 oz. Irish stout beer
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass and stir.
The spicy flavor of ginger beer is the ideal foil for rum in this delicious cocktail.
2 oz. Atlantico Rum
5 oz. ginger beer
½ oz. lime juice
Drop of vanilla extract
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Blackberries, mint, bourbon and wheat beer are the essentials of this refreshing cocktail.
1/4 cup fresh blackberries
1/2 lemon, juiced
6 mint sprigs
2 tsp. sugar, raw
2 oz. bourbon
2 oz. wheat beer
Directions: Muddle fresh blackberries, lemon juice, mint leaves and sugar in a highball glass. Stir in the whiskey. Add ice (crushed if possible) and top with wheat beer.
A delicious blend of pomegranate syrup and pale lager that has a lovely pink hue.
1½ oz. pomegranate syrup
2 oz. lemonade
6 oz. pale lager, preferably Stella Artois
Directions: In an ice-filled shaker, syrup and lemonade; shake vigorously and strain into a chilled beer glass. Top with beer.
1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
1/2 cup sugar
Directions: Bring juice and sugar to a boil in a 1-qt. saucepan. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute; let cool.
If you like bloody mary's, you'll especially appreciate this spicy version with Mexican beer and Clamato.
Mexican lager beer
3-4 splashes hot sauce, more or less to taste. I use Tapatío.
2 splashes of Worcestershire sauce
2 splashes of Maggi sauce (or soy sauce)
Juice of one lime
Tajín seasoning (or salt) for the rim
Directions: Take about a tablespoon of Tajín (or salt) and sprinkle it on a small plate. Rub a slice of lime around the rim of the glass and then press the rim in the Tajín to salt the rim.
Fill the glass about ¼ to ⅓ with the Clamato juice. Add the hot sauce, the lime juice, the Worcestershire sauce, and the soy sauce. If you used Tajín to salt the rim, pour any excess from the plate into the glass.
Fill the rest with cold beer. Garnish with a slice of lime and drink.
This one is making the rounds on Pinterest, and for good reason. The mix of Blue Moon beer, peach schnapps and orange juice is utterly simple and utterly delicious.
1 bottle Blue Moon beer
1.5 oz. Archer's Peach Schnapps
3 oz. pulp-free orange juice
Directions: Pour the Blue Moon slowly into a large glass about halfway, add the schnapps and orange juice, stir, then fill the glass with the remaining beer and stir. Add orange slice for garnish.