To many a beer cocktail is simply another name for a shandy, but as beer and cocktails become more popular it is no surprise that the two are coming together more often.

Raspberry Beer CocktailWith the craft beer boom that is happening around the world at the moment, we are seeing many strange ingredients being used in brewing beer. But the boom has also seen a lot of other ingredients such as fruit, spirits and wood used in the brewing process. This shows that beer can be used with many different ingredients and so using beer in cocktails appears to be a logical step.

Although the official definition of a cocktail is a drink containing three or more ingredients, for the purposes of this list we’ve decided that a beer cocktail is a drink that mixes beer with at least one other alcoholic drink.

Click through the following pages for our top 10 beer cocktails.