Our best beer pairing suggestions for game day, plus recipes for spicy Bloody Marys, classic margaritas, batched cocktails, and more viewing-party drinks to keep your guests happy.
The Serious Eats Team
A warming and festive cranberry-rye cocktail that's easy on a host.
A low-stress drink for cool-weather entertaining.
A whirl of citrus and spice in one punch bowl.
Don't let that ripe berry flavor fool you, there's plenty of rum here, too.
An edge of bitterness and a shock of minty freshness.
Tart, fresh, and icy as an arctic blizzard.
Bright, fresh, and bracingly tart.
Gimlet, meet Negroni.
Sparkling, tropical luxury.
The holidays, distilled into a single glass...with alcohol.
Grapefruit beer delivers the sparkle.
A lemony spin on a classic tequila drink.
This fizzy punch is tart, juicy, and a little herbal.
The best easy drink you'll make all summer.
Bright, briny, and refreshing, with a delicate touch of smoke.
A bold, fruit-chunk-free sangria flavored with fresh ginger and cardamom.
A combination of rums gives depth to this smoky make-ahead cocktail.
Tangy citrus and savory celery come together in this punch.
Five-spice syrup amps up the flavor in this refreshing bourbon drink.
Grapefruit and lime bring acidity balanced by tequila's vegetal verve, Campari's bitterness, and a hint of salt for focus.
A bright take on the Bloody Mary, dosed with gin and topped with pickled shrimp.
A savory, spicy Bloody Mary flavored with jalapeño and smoky mezcal.
Salty, sweet, tangy, and spicy, all in one tomato-based cocktail.
Sake and shōchū combine in this wasabi-spiked twist on the Bloody Mary.
This pitcher cocktail marries a tangy pineapple shrub with hoppy IPA.
An earthy and cinnamon-y mezcal drink, made with Aperol and fresh lemon.
This vodka drink offers a tart and herbal start to your day.
The secret ingredient in this refreshing and savory beer cocktail: steak sauce.
A simple but tasty drink made by mixing strong, hoppy IPA with citrusy wheat beer.
Tart and fruity Flanders red ale and dark, creamy stout make a rich and satisfying two-ingredient cocktail.
Cool cucumbers and herbal Green Chartreuse make for a fresh spin on the frozen daiquiri that's wonderfully refreshing.
Nine excellent lesser-known examples of our favorite hoppy beer style.
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Made with smoked iced, this fun tiki-inspired cocktail changes flavor over time.
Sangrita moves from lowly shooter to a full-fledged cocktail in this smoky, spicy and refreshing beer-based pitcher drink.
Hibiscus gives this tequila cocktail a tart and floral flavor and a gorgeous color.
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This crisp, refreshing beer and ginger beer cocktail is super-simple to make.
Red wine, Campari, cranberry syrup, and bourbon make for a sangria that's bold, bitter, and delicious.
These savory, meaty beers are really awesome with food.
Lower-alcohol brews for hopheads.
Fresh grilled pineapple pairs perfectly with rum, mint, and lime.
An agave-spiked riff on the Salty Dog.
Tequila works surprisingly well with the bitter flavors of Campari in this easy pitcher cocktail.
A super-easy pitcher drink made with beer, tequila, and frozen limeade concentrate.
Perfect homemade lemonade with balanced sweetness and acidity.
Margaritas are better when you make them with fresh fruit.
These margaritas are perfect for entertaining, since you mix them up and stick them in the freezer the night before.
A thirst-quenching margarita made with ripe cubed melon and a touch of elderflower liqueur.
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