5 Beer-Based Cocktails for the Big Game

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When it comes to game-day drinks, nothing goes down easier than a bubbly beer cocktail. There are endless ways to reinvent your go-to brew, and each of these cocktails is simple to stir together and guaranteed to please even the thirstiest bunch of football fans. For the savory sippers in the house, try serving Jeff Mauro's Michelada Supreme. It pairs dark Mexican beer with the Bloody Mary-inspired flavors of tomato and lime juice, plus generous dashes of hot sauce and fish sauce for an addictive umami effect.

Beer SangriaGive the beloved party punch a bubbly update by swapping white wine for chilled wheat beer and adding it to a blend of vodka, white grape juice and slices of your favorite fruits.

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Marshall Troy, 2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Manhattan Beer SlushieAn icy lager granita is the base for this grown-up slushie that features the same familiar players as the classic cocktail, including bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters and a spiked cherry garnish.

Pitch-Dark Coffee StoutA double dose of java (from coffee liqueur and espresso) and sweet black currant liqueur bring out the dark chocolatey depths of a well-chilled stout.

Pale Ginger ShandyBoth tart and refreshing, this shandy delivers the classic duo of beer and lemonade with the added appeal of spicy ginger syrup, hoppy India pale ale and a splash of club soda to up the fizz factor.

For more inspired sips to help kick off the big game, check out Food Network's full lineup of beer-based cocktails.

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