Super Bowl Party Drinks: Beer Cocktails for the Big Game

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

intro: 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.

quicklist:1 category: title: Bohemia Chipotle Michelada url: text: 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.

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quicklist:2 category: title: When Life Gives You Lemons ... url: text: 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.

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quicklist:3 category: title: Sweet Blonde url: text: Franziskaner

Chimay White

Hornsby cider

Pour equal parts into a chilled glass and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Public House at The Venetian.

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quicklist:4 category: title: Morning in San Francisco url: text: 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.

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quicklist:5 category: title: Black Velvet url: text: Prosecco

Guinness

Pour equal parts into a chilled glass and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Public House at The Venetian.

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quicklist:6 category: title: Belgian Winter Fizz url: text: 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.

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quicklist:7 category: title: Bohemia Old Fashioned url: text: 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.

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quicklist:5 category: title: Dark and Shandy url: text: 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.

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quicklist:5 category: title: European Session url: text: 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.

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quicklist:5 category: title: Lefthand Canyon url: text: 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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