It happens. Some well meaning person will bring over a cheap six pack of pale lager and then drinks something better, leaving you with the remains in the fridge. You pick up a few Pacificos at your local Mexican market thinking, "Oh, I actually like this." Or, you find your self at an all day party - a wedding reception, perhaps - where the beer is free, but leaves something to be desired.
The answer? Turn them into a beer cocktail. While I'm sure using a quality brew wouldn't hurt these, the additions of other flavors would likely mask the subtlety, so each recipe is designed for a cheap bottle.
First We Feast has gathered their favorite recipes from around the web, each of which uses a simple beer like Lone Star, Tecate, Dale's Pale Ale, Harp Lager, and common ingredients - hot sauce, fresh citrus, ginger ale, etc.
Check out their roundup: BEER COCKTAILS THAT WILL SALVAGE EVERYDAY BEERS