Beer margarita is an easy and refreshing drink that´s perfect for hot summer days. It´s refreshing, slightly tart, and sweet – simply delicious. If you love beer and margaritas – you will love this drink!
Below you will find information about the ingredients and how to prepare the recipe. For the measurements and detailed instructions scroll down to the printable recipe card.
Here´s what you need for this easy recipe:
- Beer – for this recipe best would be Mexican beer such as Corona (this is what I used). Beer flavor will be really noticeable in this recipe, so choose a beer that you like to drink on its own. Lager beer or any other light beer are good choices.
- Tequila – you will need silver or bianco tequila (not aged) for this cocktail. Gold/reposado tequila is aged and is not recommended for this recipe (has a too strong flavor).
- Lime juice – make sure to use freshly-squeezed lime juice for this recipe. There really is a difference between bottled juice and freshly-squeezed juice.
- Triple sec liqueur – there are many triple sec liqueurs available at the market but I would really recommend using Cointreau – it tastes best.
- Ice cubes – for chilling your drink. Try not to use too much to not dilate the flavor of the drink.
- Agave syrup – it´s used for sweetness and its flavor works best for this drink. You could use simple syrup instead. Honey or maple syrup have too strong of a taste.
Most recipes are calling for frozen lemonade concentrate but I think it tastes so much better to make it from scratch and it comes together so quickly!
In a cocktail shaker (preferred): add a couple of ice cubes, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and agave syrup to a shaker.
Shake for 20 seconds until well chilled. Strain to one large short cocktail glass or two coupe glasses.
Slowly pour in the beer.
Garnish with lime slices and enjoy!
Directly in a glass: add a couple of ice cubes, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and agave syrup to a short cocktail glass.
Stir to combine.
Slowly top with beer, garnish with a lime slice and enjoy!
What you could also do: you could make a salt rim – simply dip your glass in lemon juice then dip in salt. I prefer this drink without the salt rim.
Differences between preparation methods
I prefer to prepare this in a shaker – the ingredients will be well-combined and chilled without diluting the cocktail too much with water (ice cubes dissolve fast). Make sure to not add beer to the shaker!!
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- 6 ounces (180ml) beer preferably Mexican beer such as Corona
- 1 1/2 ounces (45ml) silver tequila
- 1 ounce (30ml) triple sec such as Cointreau
- 1 ounce (30ml) freshly-squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon agave syrup
- ice cubes
- In a cocktail shaker (preferred): add a couple of ice cubes, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and agave sirup to a shaker. Shake for 20 seconds until well chilled. Strain to one large short cocktail glass or two coupe glasses. Slowly pour in the beer.
- Garnish with lime slices and enjoy!
- Directly in a glass: add a couple of ice cubes, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and agave sirup to a short cocktail glass. Stir to combine.
- Slowly top with beer, garnish with a lime slice and enjoy!