March Madness: 7 Beer Cocktails to Numb Your Bracket Pain

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Before you sit down to watch March Madness this year, ask yourself a simple question: is your beer missing something? Unless you’ve already formed a cocktail out of your brew, the answer is undoubtedly yes. Beer and watching the big game go together like peanut butter and jelly, but even the classics need to be refreshed. Start a new tradition by sipping your way to victory with one of these 7 beer-cocktails for March Madness.

1. Dark and Stormy

Depending on the progress of your team or bracket during the tournament, dark and stormy may sum up your feelings. Host the Toast tells you how to make one of these cocktails, which uses a ginger beer.


  • 1 part rum, such as Gosling’s Black Seal
  • 1 part ginger beer
  • Fresh lime juice to taste

Directions: Add equal parts black rum and ginger beer to a glass filled halfway with ice. Add a generous amount of lime juice. Garnish with limes and, optionally, a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.

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