Confession: I’m a fake football-lover. Even though I go to a school that rallies hard for our football team, I go to the games for two reasons–food and drinks. Sure, I wear the jersey and do the school chant, but right before kick off I go home to take a nap and prepare for a big night out. Like I said, I’m in it for the food and drink pre-game.
This year I’m looking to mix it up at my tailgates and impress everyone with my barista abilities. It’s time to stray away from my lame, cheap beer, (looking at you, Natty Light), and present these wonderful beer cocktails–a tasty twist on a boring brew.
- 1 bottle of light Mexican beer (Pacifico, Dos Equis, Corona)
- 1½ oz. lime juice
- ½ oz. agave nectar
- *optional- garnish with a lime wheel.
Combine lime juice and agave nectar. Add beer, stir gently. Garnish with a lime wheel.
- 1/2 beer (any type of beer, but a darker stout works best)
- 1/2 hard cider
- *optional- add blackcurrant syrup
Pour cider first, followed by beer. Blackcurrant comes last.
- 2½ cups vodka
- 1 (quart size) packet pink lemonade Crystal Light
- 2 cans diet cherry 7UP
- 1 can light beer
Pour vodka and Crystal light into a larger pitcher and stir. Fill half the pitcher with ice. Pour the remaining ingredient into the pitcher and stir. Serve cold.
Fill half the glass with a pale ale. Slowly pour the Guinness over the back of a teaspoon, which should be just above the beer, to make it float over the pale ale. As your pour the Guinness, slowly raise the spoon until the glass is full.
Combine both liqueurs and club soda. Fill glass halfway with this mixture, and, using a similar method to the black & tan, slowly pour Guinness over a spoon on top of the mixture. Stir very gently.
There we have it ladies–my favorite way to enjoy football season! With these beer cocktails, even the most avid football haters will be lining up to crash your tailgate.
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