Refreshing Beer Cocktails

From a fruity concoction of lager, lemonade, and pomegranate syrup to a drink that pairs stout with nutmeg and sherry, these beer cocktails make refreshing, low-alcohol cocktails for any season.

Last Pontoon Cocktail

Last Pontoon

This drink takes cues from mole's combination of smoky, sweet flavors, incorporating mezcal, sherry, dark rum, and cognac.Matt Taylor-Gross
Michelada Bloody Mary

Michelada Bloody Mary

Chef Rick Bayless suggested this recipe for a bloody mary made with beer, citrus, and tequila.Michael Kraus
The Pledge

The Pledge

In this easy-drinking beer cocktail, the concentrated raisin flavor of the sherry, the honeyed quality of the Benedictine liqueur, and the oatmeal stout add up to something like "breakfast in a glass." A sprinkling of sweet, spicy nutmeg seems completely appropriate in this context.Anna Stockwell
The Mr. Adams

The Mr. Adams

This richly-hued beer-based cocktail, built on Sam Adams's yeasty, fruity, fizzy Infinium brew, has a slow burn thanks to a rich black pepper syrup.Helen Rosner
Chavela (Mexican Beer with Tomato Juice)

Chavela (Mexican Beer with Tomato Juice)

A classic version of a Mexican cerveza preparada (prepared beer), the chavela couldn't be simpler: tomato juice, hot sauce, beer, lemon, and ice, with a salted rim.Maxime Iattoni
Michelada

Classic Michelada

Mexican lager is refreshing on a hot beach day. Mixed with ingredients usually associated with the bloody mary, it's even more restorative.Todd Coleman
Michelada con Camarones

Michelada con Camarones (Spicy Beer Cocktail with Shrimp)

This spicy cantina favorite makes an excellent appetizer and thirst-quencher on a hot summer night. Get the recipe for Michelada con Camarones (Spicy Beer Cocktail with Shrimp) »Todd Coleman
The Snakebite

The Snakebite

The Snakebite—equal parts hard cider and stout—works best with a crisp, dry cider.Helen Rosner
Tex-Mex Michelada

Tex-Mex Michelada

Lime juice, Worcestershire, and hot sauce add kick to this spicy lager refresher.Michael Kraus
French Monaco

French Monaco

This fruity beer-based cocktail is an ideal outdoor sipper—mix the pomegranate lemonade ahead of time and bring a six-pack to top each glass individually.Helen Rosner
Colombiana Pitcher Cocktail (Refajo)

Colombiana Pitcher Cocktail (Refajo)

Crisp and bittersweet, this Colombian lager-based cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon around the grill.Helen Rosner
Red Nose Punch

Red Nose Punch

This sweet and tangy cranberry–beer–bourbon punch, delicately spiced with cinnamon-infused simple syrup, is perfect for a festive gathering.Helen Rosner
Cherry Shandy

Cherry Shandy

Mix together a bitter IPA and Luxardo Sangue Morlacco, and top it off with a cherry for a fruity summer sipper.Matt Taylor-Gross