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Beer Margarita

5 minutes
4 cocktails

This Beer Margarita offers the best of both worlds. The zesty tang of lime, the subtle sweetness from agave, and the deep, spirited note of tequila combine seamlessly with the effervescence of light beer.

Beer Margarita
This Beer Margarita offers the best of both worlds. The zesty tang of lime, the subtle sweetness from agave, and the deep, spirited note of tequila combine seamlessly with the effervescence of light beer.

Ah, the age-old conundrum: beer or margarita? What if I told you that you didn’t have to choose? Yes, you read that right! Today, I’m sharing a recipe that blends the zesty charm of a margarita with the crispness of a light beer.

Yes, you heard it right – we’re diving into the world of beer margaritas! Today, I’m sharing my special Beer Margarita recipe – a fusion of zesty tequila, tangy lime, and the crisp effervescence of beer.

Now, before you raise an eyebrow and question this unconventional pairing, let me assure you that beer margaritas are a delightful creation that will blow your taste buds away. This unique concoction brings together the tangy sweetness of a classic margarita with the effervescence and bitterness of a cold beer. Trust me, it’s a match made in cocktail heaven!

Beer Margarita

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

What sets this Beer Margarita apart is its simplicity. With just a handful of readily available ingredients, you can whip up a batch in minutes. The combination of tequila, lime juice, triple sec, agave nectar, and light Mexican beer creates a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate.

It’s a versatile drink that’s equally at home at a laid-back barbecue or a cozy dinner party. Plus, it’s a conversation starter in itself!


  • Blanco Tequila (6 oz): The heart of any good margarita! It provides that recognizable punch and depth.
  • Lime Juice (6 oz): Offers a citrusy kick, balancing out the sweetness.
  • Triple Sec (4 oz): Gives depth and added flavor to the mix.
  • Agave Nectar (2 oz): A natural sweetener that pairs perfectly with tequila.
  • Light Mexican Style Beer (24 oz): Adds fizz and a refreshing touch, tying all the flavors together.

Substitutions & Additions

  • Tequila: Prefer a smoky touch? Swap out blanco for a good mezcal.
  • Agave Nectar: Honey or simple syrup can be used as an alternative sweetener.
  • Triple Sec: Feel free to use any orange liqueur of your choice, like Cointreau.

Equipment Needed for Beer Margarita

How to Make this Recipe

To make a beer margarita, start by choosing a beer that complements the flavors you want to highlight. Crisp and light beers like lagers or pilsners work wonderfully, but feel free to experiment with different styles to find your perfect match. Then, grab your trusty cocktail shaker and follow these easy steps:

  1. Fill your shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add 2 ounces of tequila. Feel free to adjust the amount to your liking – after all, it’s your drink!
  3. Squeeze the juice of one lime into the shaker. Freshly squeezed lime juice is always the best option for maximum flavor.
  4. Add a splash of simple syrup or agave nectar to balance the tartness of the lime. Again, adjust the sweetness level to your preference.
  5. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed and chilled.
  6. Strain the mixture into a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice cubes.
  7. Now comes the fun part – carefully pour your chosen beer into the glass, allowing it to mingle with the margarita mixture. You can either pour it directly or tilt the glass and pour slowly to create layers of flavors.

Voila! Your beer margarita is ready to be enjoyed. Take a moment to admire its beautiful golden hue and enticing aroma. The first sip will transport you to a tropical paradise, where the tangy sweetness of the margarita dances with the refreshing bitterness of the beer.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

  • Chill your glasses beforehand for an extra cool sip.
  • Want a spicy twist? Add a slice of jalapeño to your pitcher.
Beer Margarita

Serving Suggestions

Pair your Beer Margarita with nachos, tacos, or a zesty grilled chicken salad. It balances out spicy foods brilliantly. Or, simply enjoy it on its own, letting each flavor tell its story.

Storage Suggestions

This cocktail is best enjoyed fresh. However, you can store any leftover mix in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Be sure to give it a good stir before serving.

Beer Margarita

Recipe FAQ

  • Can I use any beer for this recipe? While you can experiment with different beer styles, light Mexican-style beer works best for its crisp and refreshing profile.
  • Is there a non-alcoholic version of this recipe? Yes! Simply use alcohol-free beer and a splash of orange juice in place of tequila.
  • Can I make a big batch for a party? Absolutely! Just scale up the ingredients accordingly and serve in a pitcher for easy pouring.

Summer and family moments just got a tad zestier with our Beer Margarita.Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue, lounging by the pool, or simply craving a unique and refreshing cocktail, beer margaritas are the way to go. They are easy to make, crowd-pleasing, and guaranteed to impress your friends.

Here’s to laughter, love, and a glass filled with bubbly goodness.

Beer Margarita

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This Beer Margarita offers the best of both worlds. The zesty tang of lime, the subtle sweetness from agave, and the deep, spirited note of tequila combine seamlessly with the effervescence of light beer.
Yield 4 cocktails
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 6 oz blanco tequila
  • 6 oz lime juice
  • 4 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz agave nectar
  • 24 oz light Mexican style beer


  • In a large pitcher add the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and agave nectar. Fill with ice and stir to combine.
  • Slowly pour the beer over top and stir gently to combine.
  • Dip the rim of your margarita glass in agave syrup then salt, if desired. Divide the cocktail evenly between 4 glasses and garnish with fresh lime wheels or wedges.
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