Super Bowl Party Drinks: Beer Cocktails for the Big Game

PHOTO: The Bohemia Chipotle Michelada cocktail is shown here.
Bohemia

With Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching, beer is now getting its time in the spotlight. These beer cocktails are perfect for your guests this weekend who'll want something with a little more flavor than the traditional drink.

PHOTO: The Bohemia Chipotle Michelada cocktail is shown here.
Bohemia
Bohemia Chipotle Michelada

2 fresh lime wedges, cut in half
Chipotle rimming salt, see recipe below
1 tablespoon Frontera chipotle hot sauce or 1 teaspoon pureed canned chipotles en abobo
Ice
6 ounces chilled Bohemia beer
1 slice cucumber, for garnish

Use a piece of the lime wedge to wet the rim of a tall glass with lime. Dip the rim of the glass into the chipotle rimming salt. Squeeze the juice from the remaining lime pieces into the glass and then add the lime pieces. Stir in the chipotle hot sauce or pureed chipotles in adobo. Fill the glass with ice. Pour in the Bohemia beer. Mix gently. Garnish glass rim with a cucumber slice. Serve.

Chipotle rimming salt: Thoroughly mix 2 tablespoons coarse (kosher) salt and 1 tablespoon ground chipotle chili powder in a small bowl. Pour out onto a small plate to use for rimming beer glasses.

Recipe courtesy of Rick Bayless.

PHOTO: The lemon beer cocktail from Snake Oil Cocktail Co. is shown here.
Snake Oil Cocktail Co.
When Life Gives You Lemons ...

1 ounce of Ketel One vodka
1 ounce of lemon confit
3 ounces of hefeweizen
1 teaspoon of curry
Pinch of sea salt

In a Collins glass filled with ice, pour Ketel One vodka, lemon confit, curry and sea salt. Stir until all spices are dissolved. Top with hefeweizen. Garnish with a sprig of sage.

Recipe courtesy of Snake Oil Cocktail Co.

PHOTO: The sweet blonde beer cocktail is shown here.
Public House at The Venetian
Sweet Blonde

Franziskaner
Chimay White
Hornsby cider

Pour equal parts into a chilled glass and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Public House at The Venetian.

PHOTO: The morning in San Fran beer cocktail is shown here.
Public House at The Venetian
Morning in San Francisco

Eight Ball stout
Anchor Steam small beer
Coffee

Pour equal parts into a chilled glass and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Public House at The Venetian.

PHOTO: The black velvet beer cocktail is shown here.
Public House at The Venetian
Black Velvet

Prosecco
Guinness

Pour equal parts into a chilled glass and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Public House at The Venetian.

PHOTO: The Tippler's Belgian winter fizz cocktail is shown here.
The Tippler
Belgian Winter Fizz

2 ounces Tanqueray gin
1 teaspoon Maraschino liqueur
1 heaping teaspoon orange marmalade
1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 small egg white
3 ounces Belgian golden ale
1 cinnamon stick

Shake all ingredients in a shaker. Top with golden ale. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Recipe courtesy of The Tippler.

PHOTO: Bohemia's old-fashioned beer cocktail is shown here.
Bohemia
Bohemia Old Fashioned

1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 to 4 tablespoons superfine sugar to taste
1/2 cup bourbon
Ice cubes
1 to 2 cups Bohemia beer
Maraschino cherries for garnish

Mix lime juice and sugar in small pitcher until sugar dissolves. Stir in bourbon and chill until needed. Fill 4 short "rocks" glasses with ice. Top each with ¼ of the bourbon mixture. Fill the glasses the rest of the way with Bohemia. Garnish with maraschino cherries.

Recipe courtesy of Bohemia.

PHOTO: TAG restaurant in Denver, Colo. serves this Dark and Shandy beer cocktail.
TAG
Dark and Shandy

1 ounce Torres 5 year brandy
1/2 ounce American Honey
6 ounces Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
1/2 ounce fresh lemon

Shake all except beer together and pour into a snifter, top with beer and garnish with blood orange.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Troy Guard of TAG.

PHOTO: Bryan Dayton of Oak at Fourteenth created this European Session cocktail.
OAK at Fourteenth
European Session

1/2 ounce Campari
1/2 ounce ginger syrup
1/4 ounce gin
3 ounces IPA

Stir spirits until chilled over ice. Strain into cocktail glass pour IPA in. Slighty stir.

Recipe courtesy of Bryan Dayton of OAK at Fourteenth.

PHOTO: Bryan Dayton of Oak at Fourteenth created this Lefthand Canyon cocktail.
OAK at Fourteenth
Lefthand Canyon

1/2 ounce bourbon
1/2 ounce Licor 43
3/4 ounce Cardamaro
4 ounce Milk Stout

Stir spirits until chilled over ice. Strain into cocktail glass pour Stout in. Slighty stir.

Recipe courtesy of Bryan Dayton of OAK at Fourteenth.

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