5 Refreshing Beer Cocktails to Make This Summer

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Why should hard liquor get all the fun this summer? Beer deserves to be dressed up and shown off, too, and beer cocktail recipes are so easy to put together on a hot, lazy day. You don't want a lot of things masking the taste of the beer, so adding something spicy or citrous along with some hard liquor is the way to go. No fuss and totally refreshing is always a winning combination.

These five recipes all use different types of beer, so you're bound to find something you enjoy. I made the beer sangria for my board game gathering earlier this year, and I highly recommend it – especially when peaches are in season this summer. It's a great pitcher drink to make with friends.

What are your favorite beer cocktail recipes? Let us know in the comments.

(Image credits: Anjali Prasertong; Faith Durand; Alexis Buryk; Maureen Petrosky)

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Ariel is the Engagement Editor for The Kitchn, where she writes fun things and manages social media. She is a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York. She lives in Brooklyn.