Some people favor beer over all other alcoholic beverages, and that’s OK. There’s nothing wrong with that, really. Beer drinkers are (technically) people, too. We just think if all those lovers of lagers and ales tried their hand at certain cocktails, they could be steered in the right—err, we mean, different—direction. While some extra boozy drinks may turn a beer drinker away at first sip, there are a number of libations that feature beer as one of the main ingredients. So if you’re a diehard beer fan (or know one) looking to step up his or her drinking game, these 10 drinks will surely do the trick.
10 Cocktails Even Diehard Beer Drinkers Will Love
Described as the “monster truck rally of Jägerbombs by creator Steph Russ, this drink is perfect for any Bud Light-loving bro looking to get amped up for a big night out. Simply mix the NOS and beer in a pint glass, drop in a shot of Jägermeister and chug.
Fans of drinking an ice cold brew while watching Sunday football will love this tangy, party-sized cocktail. The smoky, sweet mix of mezcal, grapefruit soda and Mexican lager is perfect for washing down salty game day snacks like nachos and wings.
Fans of pumpkin ale will love this spiced creation, inspired by the drink Harry Potter and his crew regularly sip at the Three Broomsticks. Scotch gives it a smoky, grown-up flavor while the butterscotch syrup will make you feel like a kid again.
For beer drinkers who want to turn up the volume on a frozen Margarita, the Mexican Bulldog is for you. Simply dose the tequila classic with an entire upside down bottle of Corona, and enjoy.
Brooklyn’s Venezuelan hot spot Caracas makes our favorite Michelada variation in the city. A spicy, sweet papelón picante syrup makes this beertail irresistible to just about anyone who takes a sip.
This spritzy, malty cocktail is our take on a Jerry Thomas original that employs the help of Yuengling to give it a satisfying fizz. Serve it at a dinner party or anytime you want to transform ale purists into punch enthusiasts.
Cognac or Brandy
Spiked with moonshine, this beertail is deceptively dangerous, as the serrano grapefruit shrub and tropical-leaning IPA in the cocktail help to take the edge off the unaged whiskey. It’s the perfect front porch sipper for late summer. And we really do mean “sipper.”
Serrano & Grapefruit Shrub
This exotic tiki cocktail gets extra funky with rhum agricole and sweet, satisfying grapefruit beer. A homemade cinnamon syrup gives the whole thing a spicy, candied finish that’ll have cocktail beginners asking for seconds.
Rhum Agricole Blanc
Fancy beer drinkers will appreciate the time and effort it takes to make the citrusy IPA syrup that adds a kick to this low-ABV take on the classic Pimm’s Cup. Banana liqueur adds a tropical touch that even a finicky drinker will enjoy.
This simple mix of Guinness and Champagne dates back to the 1860s and has stood the test of time. Even though the pair doesn’t sound like they belong together, the dry cocktail is perfectly balanced and refreshing.
Guinness stout, chilled