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Learn how to make Beergaritas, a delicious, refreshing beer margarita drink! Make a pitcher of these amazing beer cocktails for your next party!
Have you heard of the Beergarita? I can tell you exactly when I became aware of this drink with a funny name.
My husband and I were living in Chicago at the time (too many years ago to count!), and he returned home one day after spending the afternoon at his favorite sports bar. He told me he’d enjoyed the game … and a few Beergaritas, a beer margarita combination.
Wait … what?
To be honest, the drink sounded kind of ridiculous to me at the time. I think it was mostly the silly name. But, the joke was on me, because the Beergarita is actually pretty awesome!
Easy Beergaritas Recipe
Seriously though, you have to try this easy Beergaritas recipe! These beer cocktails are so quick to make, and they taste amazing. If you’re looking for fun party drinks, Cinco de Mayo cocktails, or football party drinks, then this is it.
I don’t know about you, but for me, Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse to get together with friends and enjoy amazing Mexican food. I like to mark the day each year with a delicious spread and a refreshing cocktail or beer.
And it doesn’t get any more refreshing than these easy Beergaritas, which are simply a combination of beer and a margarita.
This beer mix drink might sound complex, but they really are easy to make.
What is a Beergarita?
Okay, first things first … before we get to the recipe, let’s talk about what a beergarita actually is.
A beergarita is a combination of a margarita and a beer. I was super skeptical when I first heard of this beer margarita cocktail, but they’re really refreshing and delicious!
If you’ve ever ordered one in a bar, it’s probably been served with a mini Corona bottle in it. Have you seen those?
It may have been called Corona margarita (or Coronarita), beer rita, or beer ‘garita … no matter what you call these tasty drinks though, you’re going to love them!
How to Make Beergaritas
This easy beer drink has three ingredients:
- a couple optional garnishes
With so few components, you’ll want to make sure to choose the right ingredients. Which I why I like to use Modelo Especial or Corona Light for these beer margaritas.
Corona Light is an authentic Mexican Beer. If you’ve ever been to a summer party, I’m sure you’re very familiar with this light pilsner-style lager and its smooth taste and distinctive hop flavor. It really does make any moment spent relaxing with friends more special!
The pleasant, fruity-honey aroma of Corona Light is perfect for this beer cocktail. Plus, each bottle of this refreshing cerveza only has 99 calories, which means there’s more room for that delicious Mexican food. It pairs especially well with spicy and citrus-infused dishes.
Once you have your beer, it’s time to make this easy recipe! And I promise that if you can stir, you can make these cocktails … they really are that simple!
This drink goes down easy, and it’s hard to stop at one! So feel free to double or triple this recipe, if you’re making Beergaritas for a crowd.
This beergarita recipe is pretty strong though, so serve it over plenty of cracked ice.
To make these these beer cocktails extra special, I like to serve them in salted rim glasses with a generous slice of lime.
It’s the perfect finishing touch.
So now that you know how easy these Beergaritas are, grab your friends and make a batch for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo party!
These Easy Beergaritas are a refreshing beer cocktail that's perfect for parties!
- 2 (12-oz.) bottles Corona Light
- 1 (12 oz.) can frozen limeade, defrosted
- 8 oz. tequila
- lime slices (save ends for salting glasses)
- coarse salt
- crushed ice
Combine beer, tequila, and limeade in a pitcher. Mix well.
Run a lime around the rim of a short glass.
Dip glass in salt.
Fill glasses with crushed ice.
Serve Beergaritas over ice, garnished with a lime slice. Enjoy!
Love these Easy Beer Cocktails?
If you enjoyed fun Mexican party drink, here are some other festive cocktail recipes you need to try:
- Spicy Paloma Cocktail
- Lemonade Shandy
- Strawberry Mint Gin and Tonic
- Spiked Raspberry Lemonade
- Rum Old Fashioned
- Easy Cheladas
And make sure to check out all my Mexican recipes to pair with this refreshing beer cocktail, too!
Have you ever had a Beergarita?