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Beer Margaritas — Summer tastes better with a pitcher of these delightful and refreshing beer margaritas are made with Corona, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave, and a sugared (or salted) rim! Cheers to beer-garitas!
Beer Margarita Recipe
As summer gears up into full swing, there’s nothing better than a cold, refreshing cocktail. Specifically, a beer-garita, or beer margarita.
They’re made with a combo of Mexican beer such as Corona, tequila triple sec, lime juice, and agave. Not sweet, not too intense, just crisp, cold, and refreshing.
I make them by the pitcher, which conveniently serves a group. If you’re making these for a backyard get-together or event, it’s so convenient because you don’t need to get up every time someone needs a refill to make another drink.
Ingredients in Beergaritas
Never made a margarita with a beer? Trust me, it’s good!
For this super easy pitcher cocktail recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Triple sec
- Lime juice
- Agave syrup or nectar (or simple syrup)
- Sugar or salt, for glass rims if desired
How to Make Beer Margaritas In a Pitcher
This is literally a dump-and-drink kind of cocktail recipe, which is the best kind. After all, who wants to fuss with anything complicated when the weather’s warm and you’re either entertaining or just trying to relax?
Here’s how the beergarita recipe comes together:
- Add the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and agave to a pitcher and stir.
- Pour in the beer, stir gently.
- Sugar or salt the rims of your glassware if desired, and serve. Salud!
Sugar Options in Beer Margaritas
For those of us like myself who don’t like overly sweet drinks and may want to reduce the sweetness in a beer margarita, you can reduce the agave by half if desired.
Alternatively, agave nectar can be substituted with simple syrup. And from there, if desired, you can halve the amount of simple syrup used.
What’s the Best Beer for Beer Margaritas?
I recommend using a Mexican-style beer. I use Corona because it’s easily and readily available.
However, Dos Equis, Pacifico, Modelo, Sol, or Tecate would all be fine. I recommend bottled versus canned, but use what you prefer.
Can I Make Stronger Beer Margaritas?
Yes, you sure can! Up the amount of tequila from 6 to 8 ounces for a stiffer cocktail.
How Many Servings Does the Pitcher Make?
This beer margarita recipes serves anywhere between 4 and 6 people, depending on glass size and thirst level.
Can Beer Margaritas Be Made By the Glass?
Rather than making a pitcher full of beer margaritas, yes, you can make them by the glass.
However, it’s worth noting you may “waste” some beer. If you open a bottle or can of beer and use half (6 ounces), you would then quarter all other amounts listed, i.e. 1.50 ounces of tequila rather than six.
But you’ve still got the other half can or bottle of beer. Hmm.
Therefore, it would probably be easier to just halve the recipe so that you can use a normal 12-ounce size bottle or can of beer, and then halve all other amounts.
This will make 2 large-ish beer margaritas and is my vote if you don’t need a pitcher.
Can This Recipe Be Prepared in Advance?
No, when making margaritas with a beer you cannot prep the cocktails in advance. The beer will lose its carbonation, and you’d wind up with a flat beergarita. Yuck.
What to Serve with Beergaritas
Serve this beer margarita recipe with your favorite Mexican foods! Here are some recipe ideas to serve at your fiesta:
- Loaded Vegetarian Burritos
- Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad
- Beef Taco Salad Bowls
- Grilled Mexican Corn (Elote)
- Tacos al Pastor
- 6 ounces tequila (I recommend white/blanco tequila)
- 6 ounces lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 4 ounces triple sec
- 4 ounces agave syrup or agave nectar (simple syrup may be substituted)
- 24 ounces Corona, or other Mexican beer
- sugar or salt, for glassware rims if desired
- Add the tequila*, lime juice, triple sec, and agave** to a large pitcher*** and stir until the agave has fully mixed.
- Pour in the beer and gently stir again.
- Serve in sugar or salt-rimmed glasses over ice.
Recipe is intended for those for whom alcohol is legal and appropriate.
*For a stronger drink, you can increase the tequila amount to 8 ounces.
**For those who don’t like overly sweet drinks and may want to reduce the sweetness in a beer margarita, you can reduce the agave (or simple syrup if using) by half if desired.
***Rather than making a pitcher full of beer margaritas, you can make them by the glass.
However, it’s worth noting you may “waste” some beer. If you open a bottle or can of beer and use half (6 ounces), you would then quarter all other amounts listed, i.e. 1.50 ounces of tequila rather than six. But you’ve still got the other half can or bottle of beer.
Therefore, it would probably be easier to just halve the recipe so that you can use a normal 12-ounce size bottle or can of beer, and then halve all other amounts. This will make 2 large-ish beer margaritas and is my vote if you don’t need a pitcher.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 106mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 1g
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