The Weekend Cocktail: Cool Off With Beer Cocktails

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY

It finally feels like summer in Southern California.  I think I have about two beers a year when it first heats up and I might just have them both over this weekend. If you are in the mood for more than just your average brew, try one of these very fun beer cocktails.Whichever way you choose, enjoy the heat and the refreshing beverage. Cheers!

Switch it up with Beer Cocktails

The Classic Shandy: In a glass with ice mix one part beer to one part ginger beer or ginger ale.

Black & Tan: Equal parts stout and pale ale.

Lager and Lime: Add a dash of limejuice or lime cordial to a light lager.

Broadway: Popular in Japan, mix beer and cola.

Caribbean Night: 
Beer and an ounce of coffee liqueur.

South Wind: Beer with a shot of melon liqueur.

Snakebite: Mix your favorite stout half and half with cider.

Black Velvet: Mix stout and champagne, half and half.

Beer Bloody Mary: Mix beer and tomato juice, half and half. Add a dash of Tabasco and a dash of Worcestershire.

Red Eye: Add a shot of tomato juice to any ale or lager. If you add a splash of Tabasco, the drink becomes a Ruddy Mary.

Liverpool Kiss: Mix a Guinness with a shot of cassis.

Beestings: Guinness and orange juice.

Baltimore Zoo: Mix gin, vodka, rum, tequila, Guinness and grenadine.

Skip and Go Naked: Combine beer, lemon juice and gin, with a dash of grenadine.

Gwen Kenneally is the owner of Back to the Kitchen, Full Service Catering and Party Planning. She is the co-founder and master baker at Magpie Gourmet Mini Pies. Check out her websites www.Backtothekitchen.net and http://magpieminipie.vpweb.com/Our-Pies.html She wrote a weekly food column for the Sun Community Newspapers.

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