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3 Creative Beer + Cocktail Mashups You’ll Love

Sure, beer tastes solid straight out of the can or bottle, but it can be a lot more versatile than you expect. In our Facebook Live below, we show you how to take three beers and turn them into fun cocktails that will be sure to impress your friends. Check out the recipes below!

Michelada

A perfect drink for someone who likes a little bit of savory spice.

Ingredients
Course kosher salt, for rimming the glasses
2 medium limes (for roughly 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice)
1 1/2 cups light Mexican beer
1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Ice

Instructions
1. Place enough salt in a wide, shallow dish to cover the bottom. Zest limes and combine with salt. Rub the rims of the glasses with the limes, turn upside-down and dip into the lime salt. Fill the glasses with ice and set aside.
2. Juice the limes and place the lime juice, beer, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and soy sauce in a larger container to mix together. Pour into the prepared glasses and enjoy.

Muddy Puddle

An excellent choice for a person who likes complex, hearty drinks.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons roasted peanuts
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ½ ounces bourbon
3 ounces iced espresso
3 ounces, or more, stout

Instructions
1. Put peanuts and sugar in food processor or clean coffee grinder and grind to powder. Place on small plate, moisten rim of a pilsner glass with some of simple syrup and place in peanut dust.
2. Pour bourbon, espresso and remaining syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, shake and strain into prepared glass. Add fresh ice cubes and pour in stout to fill glass.

Watermelon Shandy

Light and refreshing, this is an ideal drink for someone who refuses to let go of summer.

Ingredients
12 oz. pale ale
3/4 cup diced watermelon
Juice of 1 lemon
3–4 basil leaves
1 ounce simple syrup (optional)

Instructions
1. Muddle watermelon and basil at the bottom of a glass.
2. Add lemon juice and simple syrup (as desired).
3. Pour beer into glass and enjoy!

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