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For a big-batch beer bloody Mary, nothing beats this oatmeal-stout-laden recipe from Chicago bar Longman & Eagle. But there’s no better Mary-for-one than a half-and-half blend of Mary mix and beer; here, our three favorite combos.

Fat & Juicy + Upslope Top Rope

A Mexican-style craft lager gives a carbonated lift to a well-balanced mix.

McClure’s + Uncommon Siamese Twin Ale

The famous pickle maker’s briny blend clings to this dubbel’s lime, coriander and lemongrass.

Demitri’s Chilies & Peppers + Ft. Collins Z Lager

Add tomato juice, and the mix’s megaspice and beer’s smoky notes read like a Southwestern burger.



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