Canestailgating’s Beer Cocktail Countdown Finale

#1 Bacon Beer

Because bacon makes everything better. Ice cold beer with strip of bacon in it.


  • light beer
  • thick burnt piece of bacon

#2 IPA Shandy

Are you feeling Shandy? This is an American twist on a UK classic.
  •  India pale ale (3/4)
  •  lemonade (1/4)
  •  Lemon peel or mint sprig for garnish

*Only 138 calories

#3 Beer-mosa

Because we need vitamin C and we are fancy.



  • 8 oz beer; Hefe or Blue Moon (or 2/3 of your glass)
  • 4 oz orange juice (or 1/3 of your glass)
  • orange wedge or  frozen berry for extra fancy

#4 Spicy Tecate

For when your Miami game day chips and salsa need a sudsy companion with a bite. Great for a hot Miami tailgate.


  • ½ oz. Tequila (added last on top of everything)
  • Tecate Beer
  • two dashes of Tabasco
  • dash of fresh lime juice
  • lime wedge

#5 Lunch Box

This sounds like some sort of reference to a weird sexual position, but it is a beer cocktail. It is also known as the Cincinnati Lunch Box.


  • frothy Hefeweizen (3/4’s of glass/solo cup)
  • freshly squeezed orange juice
  • shot of amaretto
  • orange garnish

#6 Mia-hattan

This bubbly Manhattan combines the best of IPA and the best of rye whiskey for a hot day. Best done the way Bond likes it, shaken not stirred. Bring your shaker, player.


  • 2 ounces of rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce of a nice bitter IPA
  • 1/2 ounce of sweet vermouth

#7 Skippy/Summer Beer

IngredientsSkippy Cooler

  • 12 pack of light beer
  • Fifth of grain alcohol
  • 2 frozen limeade cans
  • 1 Liter of Soda Water
  • 10 pound bag of ice

Watermelon with Beer

#8 Watermelon Beer

Hell or High Watermelon


  • Pureed Watermelon
  • Splash of Cherry Vodka
  • Light beer/ Pale Ale

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#9 Lime Beer  


  • Light Beer
  • a splash of Fresh Lime Juice (or opt for the less labor intensive frozen limeade-spoonful will do)Limeade
  • Touch of Salt

#10 Dark and Stormy

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The National drink of Bermuda is great drink for tailgaters for a hot Miami day and provides a less sweet rum and coke option with more of a bite!


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