Sometimes you want a beer and sometimes you want a cocktail. But why not have both together? Drink recipe mecca gives us three refreshing beer cocktail recipes for summer enjoyment. Cheers!

Beggar's Banquet
Contributed by: Aisha Sharpe

•    2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
•    .25 oz Fresh lemon juice
•    .75 oz Maple syrup
•    2 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon
•    Old Speckled Hen Beer
•    Garnish: Half an orange wheel
•    Glass: Highball

Add all the ingredients, except the beer, to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Top with beer and garnish with half an orange wheel.

Rye House Spring Beer Cocktail
Contributed by: Jim Kearns and Lynnette Marrero

•    .75 oz Fresh lime juice
•    .75 oz Ginger syrup*
•    .5 oz Clear Creek Loganberry Liqueur
•    .75 oz Bols Genever
•    .75 oz Laird’s Applejack
•    Lager beer (Blue Point)
•    Garnish: Lime wedge
•    Glass: Highball

Shake all the ingredients, except the beer, with ice. Strain into a highball glass filled with two ice cubes. Top with beer and garnish with a lime wedge.

*Ginger Syrup
Add 2 cups of finely chopped or puréed fresh ginger root to 1.5 cups of water. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover and let stand for 2 hours. Strain the mixture into a bowl and add 1 cup of superfine sugar. Stir and keep the syrup refrigerated.

The Boiler Room
Contributed by: Gina Chersevani

•    .5 oz Domaine de Canton
•    1 oz Bulleit Bourbon
•    1.5 oz Chilled marigold tea
•    1 oz Fresh lemon juice
•    .5 oz Honey syrup (one part water, one part honey)
•    3 oz Belgian-style wheat beer (Allagash White)
•    Garnish: Long lemon twist
•    Glass:  Pint glass

Fill a pint glass with ice and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir well and garnish with a long lemon twist.