Thirst Quenching Drinks You Can Make With Beer

Looking to make drinks and cocktails from beer to fulfill your quenching needs? Try out any of these super easy drinks you can make with beer!

Whenever most of us head out to lunch, to the beach, to a football game, a concert, or any outing with our friends, we grab a pack of beer. Beer is among the best alcoholic beverages that comes in a wide range of tastes and brands. Whether you love Corona, Heineken, Coors Light, Guinness, or even canned craft beers—many people settle on their favorite type. What's also great about beer is that they have so many beer and food pairings. If you're grabbing pizza, grab a beer. Or you're craving wings, beer goes hand-in-hand with wings, too.

There's just so much about beer and what you can enjoy them with. But what about mixing drinks... with beer? Has that idea ever formed in your head? If you don't drink any other alcoholic beverages, but beer, then I'm about to spice up your love for beer. There are tons and tons of drink recipes you can make with beer. From fruity to spicy cocktails and drinks, these are the best drinks you can make with beer to satisfy for quenching needs.

Strawberry Beer Margarita

Want to bring a little citrus to your beer? How about whipping up this tasty Strawberry Beer Margarita? This bitter-sweet combination in a glass can be your next favorite cocktail to make for yourself or for guests. And this is also the perfect drink to enjoy during hot summer days.

Among the greatest drinks you can make with beer, it's fairly easy to make the margarita. The ingredients you’ll need are chunks of strawberries, white tequila, lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage, light beer, frozen limeade concentration, ice (optional), and kosher salt for rimming to give your drink a professional appearance. If you make this for anyone, they'll think you're a trained bartender.

Watermelon Beer

Watermelon... and beer. Sounds like a delicious combination, right? Ideal for enjoying beside the pool, this cooling Watermelon Beer beverage will please your tastebuds with the sweetness of the watermelon and the bitterness of the beer. And don't let this recipe slide so easily, it's a great and easy drink to create.

When I mentioned that this drink is easy to make—it is. All you need is two simple ingredients: watermelon cut into chunks and white beer or wheat beer. Once combined thoroughly, you've got yourself one of the best drinks you can make with beer.

The Elvis

The Elvis cocktail is filled with delicious fruity flavors and floral notes to give you that ideal drink to enjoy during brunch. With bitter notes of grapefruit and floral sweetness, this drink can never go wrong. Plus, I'm sure the unforgettable Elvis Presley himself would have loved this beverage.

The ingredients you’ll need to whip up The Elvis are fresh pink grapefruit juice, London dry gin, St-Germain, Indiana Pale Ale, and grapefruit twist. Combine all of them together to get one of the tastiest drinks you can make with beer.

Ginger-and-Apple Cooler

Even though this drink sounds like it can be best enjoyed during autumn, you can make this delicious beverage any time of the year. From the sweetness of the apple to the spiciness of the ginger, the Ginger-and-Apple Cooler is an ideal drink for those who love both flavors.

What you’ll need to create this amazing drink is Calvados, maple syrup, lemon juice, wheat or ginger beer, and candied ginger. This drink is actually perfect for enjoying on the colder days and sitting by the fire. Not only will it make your tastebuds dance, but the ginger and beer will warm you up.

Raspberry Beer Cocktail

How about a sour, but sweet, flavor to your beer cocktail? Among the delectable drinks you can make with beer, the Raspberry Beer Cocktail is many people's favorite choice when it comes to a sour and sweet beverage. 

The ingredients to making the Raspberry Beer Cocktail are pretty simple. Grab frozen raspberries, chilled bottles of beer, frozen lemonade concentrate, and vodka. And you can’t forget to garnish! Cut a few lemon and lime slices to decorate your glass with and serve for yourself or your guests.

Brewsky Sangria

A tangy beer-based sangria to fulfill your quenching needs? The Brewsky Sangria is great for making when having a dinner party or simply having guests over. Also, you can never be tired of drinking this delicious beverage. From the lemon juice, this sangria can satisfy your tastebuds!

If you thought this beverage would be difficult to whip up, then guess again. The ingredients that you’ll need are Bartlett pears, fresh lemon juice, bottles of lager, ice, and sliced pears for garnish. Refreshing and easy, this is a great go-to for a sangria. This recipe definitely makes this sangria one of the more delicious drinks you can make with beer.

Steak Island Beer Cocktail

No, there is no actual steak in this drink. But there is steak sauce! For a savory beer cocktail this exotic, it still tastes amazing. So, if you're not into the sweet beverages, I highly suggest testing out the Steak Island Beer Cocktail for yourself.

While there's no meat involved, the secret ingredient is actually steak sauce. What you’ll need to perfect this cocktail is red and yellow bell pepper slices, freshly squeezed lime juice, steak sauce, freshly ground black pepper, salt to taste, and lager. To garnish your delicious drink, lime wheels and additional pepper slices are the perfect choices.

Southern 75

From the best drinks you can make with beer, the Southern 75 is a great choice when you want to quickly whip up a cocktail for yourself or for a friend. With the fresh taste of lemon, this beverage doesn't have much sweet to it, but it still tastes amazing.

What you'll need to create the Southern 75 is India Pale Ale, four roses bourbon, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and demerara syrup. Once you combined all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, pour it into your preferred glass and don’t forget to garnish with a lemon twist!

Boozy Beer Hot Cider

Boozy Beer Hot Cider is easily one of the flavorful drinks you can make with beer around the chiller seasons. If you have a love for the fresh and aromatic taste of cinnamon, this one's for you. Sure, you can enjoy this around the summer, but it's best for autumn and winter.

Since this beverage is best served warm, there are a few steps to follow—but it's not unbearable. What you’ll need is apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice, and holiday ale or Belgian ale. You'll have to mix and warm up the ingredients together. But the result is fantastic. 

Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail

Lastly, from the greatest drinks you can make with beer is Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail. This classic Mexican beer cocktail is loved by so many people who want a great-tasting cocktail with a hint of spice. Both smoky and spicy, this beverage can definitely heat up your tastebuds all while satisfying your thirst.

What you’ll need in order to make the Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail is ground chipotle chile powder, honey, tomato juice, freshly squeezed lemon juice, amber Mexican beer, chipotle hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and low-sodium soy sauce. And to decorate the rim of your glass, add salt around it. You're guaranteed a spicy cocktail.

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