Craft Beer Cocktails to Beat the Texas Heat

This steamy Texas summer has me sweating my balls off...and I don't even have balls. So, with that in mind, I decided I needed more than just beer to combat Satan's living room, I need cocktails. Here's my list of the best summer craft beer cocktails you all need to try. 

The Summer Hoedown 

Photo: chowhound.com

Photo: chowhound.com

Initially I thought this drink was for really slutty girls; but, turns out it's just for people that like to do-si-do. This beer cocktail is jam packed with watermelon, topped with delicious craft beer. Get the full recipe here

Beer Punch

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A more sophisticated version of trash can punch. You can still put it in a trash can, you're just legally old enough to drink it...and you have a job. Find the full recipe here

The Summer Shandy 

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Well, I do declare! Someone hand me a parasol and a gallon of Summer Shandy. Rhett Butler will be mine by the end of the night. Get the recipe here. 

The Cowboy Margarita

Photo: www.mensfitness.com

Photo: www.mensfitness.com

I don't know a lot of cowboys that drink margaritas; but, I guess this has beer in it...so, it's cowboy acceptable. In any case, I love a fucking margarita and I love craft beer. I don't have a horse but I'll ride this marg all the way to the stable. Get the full recipe here. 

Catherine Contreras

San Antonio, TX,

Catherine Contreras is a proud San Antonio, Texas native with a passion for craft beer and inappropriate banter. She brings one new and hilarious podcast episode to over 3,000 listeners every week. Each episode highlights Texas craft beer and is filled with inappropriate and side splitting comedy. She is also a proud member of the BarbacoApparel family. A San Antonio based apparel company that caters to Texans and Texans at heart.