Guide to Beer Cocktails Slide Show

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Shandy

Several variations exist internationally, but essentially it is made by mixing lager with either carbonated lemonade, ginger beer, ginger ale or a citrus-flavored soda.

Radler

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A variation on a Shandy, the Radler is usually made with a German lemonade or soda.

Panaché

A variation on the Shandy, made with French lemonade.

Monaco

A Panaché with grenadine added.

Snakebite

Equal parts lager and alcoholic cider. A variation, called the Snakebite and Black, adds black currant cordial to the mix.

Fan-schop

A mixture of draught beer and Fanta orange soda, popular in Chile.

Michelada Cubana

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A Michelada made with Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, chile, and salt.

Michelada Clamato

A Michelada that is made with tomato and clam juice.

Beer Bloody Mary

Half and half mixture of beer and tomato juice, with a dash of Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce.

Ruddy Mary

A variation on a Red Eye (a shot of tomato juice with ale or lager) that adds a splash of Tabasco sauce.

Michelada

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A combination of beer and lime juice that can vary based on the use of certain sauces, spices, peppers, and juices.

Bee Sting

A mixture of dark beer and orange juice.

Irish Car Bomb

Irish stout (typically Guinness) served with a shot of Irish whiskey floating on top, and then a shot of Irish Cream, such as Baileys, dropped in.

Boilermaker

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Beer served with a shot of whiskey, tequila, or vodka.

Lunchbox

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A half and half mixture of beer and orange juice with a shot of amaretto dropped in.

Sake Bomb

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A shot of sake dropped into a pint of beer. Poktanju, which is Korean for “bomb drink,” is made by dropping a shot of whiskey into a pint of Korean beer.

Tom Bass

A pint of Bass ale with a shot of Jägermeister.

Black Velvet

Equal parts dark beer, such as Guinness, and Champagne or sparkling wine.

Hangman's Blood

Porter mixed with brandy, gin, and rum.

Mussolini

12 oz. of beer (preferably Peroni) mixed with 2 oz. of Campari.

Skip and Go Naked

Combine beer, lemon juice and gin, and finish with a dash of grenadine.

The Diesel

A half pint of lager mixed with a half pint of cider and a dash of crème de cassis.