Beer margaritas recipe

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This is a delicious version of the classic margarita. It's refreshing and perfect for the warm summer months.

40 people made this

IngredientsServes: 6

  • 1/2 recipe limeade concentrate
  • 350ml gold tequila
  • 1 litre Mexican beer
  • 1 whole lime, cut into 6 wedges

MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min

  1. Pour the limeade, tequila and beer into a serving jug; stir. Fill tall glasses with ice and pour mixture into the glasses; squeeze a lime wedge into each drink.

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by Jillian

Very good - I wanted to test this out before having guests over for a bbq and I tested a little more and a little more and I must say it passed ...-25 Aug 2010

by Jeff

I was making the other Beer Margartis, and someone else brought this one. This is the only way I make them now. No need for mexican beer. Good ol Miller works just fine,-06 Jul 2008

by Wendy Bylsma

This recipe was a huge hit with everyone! I did 10oz tequila + 2oz triple sec. The triple sec really made it great.-14 Jun 2009

The Best Skinny Beer Margaritas

Grab a pitcher and get ready to make the most incredible margaritas you’ve ever had at home! The secret ingredient is light beer…Sounds a bit weird but don’t let that stop you from making this refreshing cocktail. You actually can’t taste the beer. It just adds a little fizz. The other two unusual additions are diet 7-up and frozen limeade concentrate. No blender or salt-rimmed glasses needed. The skinny for each is 229 calories, 0 fat, and 10 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 10 Green . So easy to make and can be doubled or tripled. They go down very easily and will sneak up and get you if you’re not careful. Everyone loves them! They’re truly the perfect blend of sweet and tart and just right.


1 (12 ounces) can frozen limeade concentrate (thawed)

1½ cups (12 fluid ounces) tequila

1 (12 oz) can diet 7-up (1½ cups)

1 (12oz) bottle or can of light beer (1½cups)


1. In a pitcher, add the ingredients and stir until blended.

2. Add salt around the rim of each glass, if desired. Place lots of ice in each glass. Add the margarita mix and garnish with a lime wedge.

Makes 8 beer margaritas (¾ cup each)

The day before you make these, defrost the limeade in the refrigerator.
Otherwise, place in a bowl of hot water to defrost quickly.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
10- Blue
WW SmartPoints
10- Green

Origins of Margaritas

There are several theories of where the margarita first originated and we’re not sure which one is true! But the most popular is that it was created in 1938 by Carlos ‘Danny’ Herrera at his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico. It’s thought that he created it for a customer who was allergic to all hard alcohol except tequila, but wanted something more than just a shot.

Based on the popularity and spread of this delicious cocktail, we’d say the creation of the margarita was a major success! You can read about other theories on the origin here.

The following is our inspired version with a gingery twist!

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Recipe Round-Ups

The Best Damn Big-Batch Margaritas Your Party Has Ever Seen

Tangy lime, smooth tequila, and a hint of sweet orange . . . There&aposs nothing quite like a perfect, crisp margarita--served ice cold with plenty of salt and extra limes, of course.

Margaritas are my favorite alcoholic drink--probably because: 1.) Mexican food is my favorite cuisine. 2.) It&aposs the perfectly balanced sweet--but not overly sweet--cocktail. 3.) Maaaaybe because I have a slight affinity for tequila.

If I could serve margaritas at every house party (and every other get-together in between) I most definitely would, but the issue I always run into is finding a balance between quality and time.

#1. Quality: I&aposm sorry, but don&apost give me any of that bottled sweet-and-sour mix crap that&aposs loaded with sugar and artificial flavors and is a guaranteed headache tomorrow. A great margarita involves real, fresh-squeezed lime juice. But here&aposs the problem . . .

#2. Time: Who has 45 minutes to juice limes to make a big-batch of margaritas before the party starts? Not me (or you), that&aposs who. So now we&aposve reached the crux of the issue.

Enter, frozen limeade concentrate. (Minute Maid did not pay me for this.)

Now, at first this might not surprise you because many frozen margarita recipes call for frozen limeade concentrate. The intense flavor counteracts the added ice that would otherwise dilute the drink, leaving you with essentially a tequila-flavored Slurpee. But I&aposm suggesting you start using it for large batches of margaritas on the rocks ASAP.

You can find frozen limeade in the freezer aisle of your local supermarket, and, although it does have added sugar, it&aposs still leagues above your typical sweet-and-sour mix both in terms of adding sweetness and providing authentic lime flavor. Just think of this as a major shortcut on juicing limes and making simple syrup. Plus, you&aposre going to set out lime wedges for guests to garnish their drinks with, so there&aposs your "real" lime flavor right there.

The best part about using the can o&apos concentrate is that, once emptied, the can doubles as a measuring cup for the remaining ingredients. And I am all about minimizing the dirty dish situation. This recipe is too easy.

These large-batch margaritas are strong, slightly (but not overly) sweet, and have the ideal balancing note of orange. Oh, wait, did I mention there&aposs beer involved? Corona is the key, ladies and gentleman. Serve these with plenty of ice and salt and limes on the side for guests to create their own rimmed glasses, if desired.

Beer Margaritas with Bud Light Lime

Well friends, today is a very exciting day! This morning Shawn and I boarded a plane and are headed to Maui for 1 whole week! I’m so excited, it almost doesn’t feel real! It’s even more exciting, because we’re going up with my sister, her husband, and our great friends Kelly and Kyle. Best friends and an island adventure? Yes please!

Shawn and I have been so busy all summer long, between moving and filming weddings almost every weekend, I couldn’t be happier that we are #upforwhatever no matter what the summer brings. And I’m glad this time, it’s a much needed Hawaiian vacation.

Earlier in the summer the 6 of us decided we deserved a little vacation. What fun is summer without a little spontaneous adventure? We rented a house in Maui, got the plane tickets, and are in for a very exciting week. I can’t wait to slip my toes in the sand, read a good book, and drink an ice cold beer (or two, or three!) and enjoy everything that this vacation has in store for us.

I’ll of course be enjoying my fair share of my new favorite beer, Bud Light Lime. Bud Light Lime is a beer with a refreshing twist of lime flavor. It is one of my favorite beers to drink when I’m out with friends having a fun night on the town. When you’re #upforwhatever, Bud Light Lime is the perfect beer–your ticket to spontaneous summer fun. Be sure to check out the new sleek cans from Bud Light Lime!

Cheers to a week of snorkeling, windsurfing, golfing (the boys), laying out and tanning (the girls), eating great food and enjoying many, many beers and cocktails while watching the sunset over the ocean. Or in this case, beer cocktails!

As if Bud Light Lime wasn’t tasty enough on its own, if you pour it over ice, add in some tequila and lime juice, you have the most delicious beer margaritas. Because what’s better than adding beer to your favorite cocktail? Do yourself a favor, buy yourself some Bud Light Lime and make these beer margaritas.

Killer Margarita Recipe

I’ve been following your site and buying your Killer Hogs Dry Rubs for Several Years. I spend a lot of time with Erik Forester and the crew at Mason Dixon BBq in Green Castle PA. Thanks for All you do, I’ve learned a lot! Do you have any tips for smoking Hot Links or Kielbasa Sausage?

Not sure if this is what your looking for, but I have a bacon wrapped sausage recipe that is killer https://howtobbqright.com/2015/01/29/bacon-wrapped-smoked-sausage/

About your margarita recipe
I’m not familiar with the rose’s lime juice. Is it a concentrated juice sold in a bottle?

Yes, I always find it with the other cocktail mixers. It’s a small bottle of sweetened lime juice.

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Malcom, I’m new to smoking and after a few failed attempts a friend told me about your site. Thank you! I’ve got awesome BBQ coming off the smoker thanks to you! I’ve been reading through all your recipes and found your margarita. The way you know BBQ I know Tequila. if you can find it please try El Tesoro. In my opinion it’s arguably the best Tequila on the market and it’s not even the most expensive. It will take any drink calling for Tequila to the next level.

8 of the best twists on Margarita recipes to enjoy this National Margarita Day

While a classic margarita is made up of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice – served with salt on the rim of the glass – there are many variations of the delicious drink out there .Take a look at some of the best Margarita recipes and prepare for a truly tasty National Margarita Day.

1. Casamigos Tequila Margarita

Featuring the Tequila brand founded by George Clooney, this is a mouthwatering take on a Margarita.

60ml Casamigos Blanco Tequila

Optional: Salt/Sugar/Orange Zest Rim

Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously, and strain into rimmed rocks glass. Add fresh ice and garnish with lime wheel through skewer. Roll rim in optional salt/sugar/orange zest mixture.

2. Azalea Margarita

This visually-pleasing Margarita recipe features Patrón with a Grenadine twist.

.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into a rocks glass.

3. The Monterita

For a twist on a classic Margarita, this recipe swaps orange liqueur for Amaro Montenegro to create a refreshingly bittersweet Italian take on the iconic cocktail – the Monterita.

45ml Patron Reposado tequila

10ml Lime juice (freshly squeezed)

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass.


These two Margarita recipes featuring 21 Seeds Tequila are both under 150 calories – a guilt-free treat!

4. Spicy Skinnyseed Margarita (low calorie)

2 oz 21 Seeds Cucumber Jalapeño Tequila

5. Frozen Mago-Ritas – Pitcher (low calorie)

6 oz 21 Seeds Valencia Orange Tequila

1 oz simple syrup mixed with 2 oz of water

6. Margarita Caliente

1 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange

4 Dashes Chipotle Tabasco

2 Bar spoons orange marmalade

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake to chill and texturize. Strain into a double old fashioned glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist.

7. Margarita Amore

.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange

.5 oz Valentina-passion fruit syrup*

+ Fresh chili pepper for garnish

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to chill. Strain into a chilled margarita glass. Garnish with a small chili pepper. *Valentina-passion fruit syrup: Combine two parts passion fruit syrup to one part Valentina hot sauce and stir to combine. Store refrigerated.

8. The ‘Perfect Margarita’

Eduardo Gomez, founder of TequilaFest and Mexican online grocery shop MexGrocer shares his top tips and recipe for a perfect Margarita.

50ml Tequila 100% or Mezcal Ojo de Dios

5ml El Yucateco Habanero Sauce

  • Rim the glass with half lime and Tajin classic chilli powder
  • Add some ice into a cocktail mixer
  • Juice 1 Lime into the cocktail mixer
  • Add 15ml of Agave syrup
  • Add a spoon of El Yucateco Habanero Sauce
  • Add 50ml Tequila 100% or Mezcal Ojo de Dios
  • Get shaking!
  • Pour into the glass and add a slice on lime

Meanwhile, model Kendall Jenner has announced the launch of her own Tequila brand, 818. You can read more about the spirit, and its story, here.

A Pitcher of Beer Margaritas for a Very American Cinco de Mayo

Margaritas are like baskets of chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant — you can’t have just one. That’s why when I make margaritas, I make them by the pitcher.

Now, you’re probably already wondering, “How on earth do you squeeze so many limes? It would take forever to fill a pitcher!”

Well… I know I’m usually all, “Don’t be an asshole take 30 seconds to squeeze some fresh juice out of a citrus fruit for your goddamn cocktail, you monster!” But I must admit, this drink is my one exception to my self-imposed fresh-citrus-juice rule. That’s in part because it’s a family recipe, handed down to me by my late Aunt Susie, which I’m sure came from someone else (possibly the Sweet Potato Queens, but I have yet to confirm the original source). It’s also just really good, even though you’re going to laugh at the ingredients.

Ready to learn what they are?

Are you really, really sure?

Yes. That’s Pacifico (but it was Corona in my aunt’s version, so I’ve classed it up a bit), Fresca, tequila, and a can of frozen limeade concentrate. And yes, everyone makes fun of this margarita recipe. Until they try it, anyway. Then they usually can’t get enough of it — which is a good thing considering it makes 48 ounces of sweet, tart, boozy goodness.

If you need Cinco de Mayo as an excuse to get wasted on margaritas and eat too many tacos, this is for you. (Though I don’t know why you would ever need an excuse to do those things I do them, like, every week.) It’s the perfect way to wash down your Spicy Triple Double Crunch Wrap (not judging) or bland cheese enchiladas (okay, maybe judging a little) on Friday.

Seriously, though, do you really even know what Cinco de Mayo commemorates without looking it up on Wikipedia? Still not judging just trying to prove that this pitcher of very delicious but incredibly inauthentic margaritas is pretty appropriate for Americans’ appropriation of a Mexican holiday celebrating victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on this day in 1862. (Yeah, I had to look up that little detail on Wikipedia, too.)

Not-Very-Mexican Margarita

This margarita recipe is ridiculously easy because it calls for equal parts everything, and all but the tequila come in a 12-ounce package. I just use the limeade can to measure the tequila, ensuring I get every last drop of artificial limey goodness out of it. Because the limeade concentrate is on the sweet side, these really do benefit from a squeeze of fresh lime juice before serving.


12 ounces (1 bottle) Pacifico or Corona
12 ounces (1 can) Fresca
12 ounces (1 can) frozen limeade concentrate
12 ounces tequila

Add all ingredients to a large pitcher and stir until the frozen limeade is dissolved. Serve over ice in whatever salted or unsalted glasses you prefer, along with a healthy squeeze of fresh lime juice.

If you ever find yourself with more berries than you can eat, drink them in big-batch margaritas instead.