It’s the time of year when a cold lager just seems like the only liquid that will quench the thirst. Or a perhaps a perfect pitcher of pilsner? (excuse the alliteration). But then a margarita sounds delicious, too — tequila, lime, sour. What to do? Mix up a beergarita.
What’s a beergarita, you ask? Remember the song, “put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up”? It’s not that. Here, it’s a mix of a beer and a cocktail. In fact, most recipes call for pouring a bottle of Mexican beer into a beer and calling it a day.
We did some sleuthing for the best beergarita recipe out there and we think this is the ONLY recipe you need. Try it out and let us know what you think.
- 1.5 ounces blanco tequila
- 1 ounce cantaloupe syrup (equal parts cantaloupe puree & simple syrup)
- ¼ ounce lime juice
- 3 ounces pilsner
- Sage for garnish
Combine the tequila, lime juice, and cantaloupe syrup in an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain over ice in a Collins or margarita glass. Top with pilsner (German or American versions work). Garnish with a sprig of sage.
If you are looking for a drink to make in quantity, we have that for you too. Best part: it’s super simple, and if you can do easy math, you can do this. Twelve is the magic number.
- 12 cold 12-ounce cans of beer
- 12 ounces tequila
- 12 ounces fresh lime juice
Carefully combine the ingredients in a large pitcher and gently stir (do not shake – the beer will get too frothy). Serve in margarita glasses.