Dutch Baby with Blueberries

Delicious and impressive Blueberry Dutch Baby is made with everyday pantry ingredients and requires only about 10 minutes of hands-on time! Top with maple-sweetened blueberry sauce for a perfect brunch or dessert.

Delicious and impressive Blueberry Dutch Baby is made with everyday pantry ingredients and requires only about 10 minutes of hands-on time! Top with maple-sweetened blueberry sauce for a perfect brunch or dessert.

Red, White and Blue Jello Shots

Red, White and Blue Jello Shots
Red, White and Blue Jello Shots are always a hit for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day holidays! Full of festive colors and fruity flavors, with a creamy white mixture in the middle, this boozy jello is the…

a couple glasses of Red White Blue Jello Shots.

Red, White and Blue Jello Shots

Red, White and Blue Jello Shots are always a hit for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day holidays! Full of festive colors and fruity flavors, with a creamy white mixture in the middle, this boozy jello is the perfect way to showcase your patriotic pride. 4th of July Jello Shots Recipe Our…

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Minted Pea Soup

This Minted Pea Soup is refreshing and light. Perfect for spring gatherings, it’s fast and easy to make using fresh or frozen peas. Vegan-adaptable.

This Minted Pea Soup is refreshing and light. Perfect for spring gatherings, it's fast and easy to make using fresh or frozen peas. Vegan-adaptable.
This Minted Pea Soup is refreshing and light. Perfect for spring gatherings, it's fast and easy to make using fresh or frozen peas. Vegan-adaptable.

Easy Tofu Sofritas

This easy sofritas recipe will make you want to skip Chipotle’s! Savory, Mexican-spiced tofu crumbles are full of flavor and high in protein, and ready in 10 minutes flat!

This easy sofritas recipe will make you want to skip Chipotle's! Savory, Mexican-spiced tofu crumbles are full of flavor and high in protein, and ready in 10 minutes flat!
This easy sofritas recipe will make you want to skip Chipotle's! Savory, Mexican-spiced tofu crumbles are full of flavor and high in protein, and ready in 10 minutes flat!

45 Fresh and Healthy Mexican Recipes

Here’s a collection of our most popular Mexican recipes! Whether you are looking for Cinco de Mayo recipes, easy vegetarian meals, tasty Mexican appetizers, authentic Mexican classics, or fresh and tasty side dishes, you’ll find inspiration here.

shrimp enchiladas
Here's a collection of our most popular Mexican recipes! Whether you are looking for Cinco de Mayo recipes, easy vegetarian meals, tasty Mexican appetizers, authentic Mexican classics, or fresh and tasty side dishes, you'll find inspiration here.

Spicy Mexican Shrimp

This Spicy Mexican Shrimp recipe is quick and easy, perfect for busy weeknights. Create a bowl with rice and black beans, veggies, and our creamy avocado sauce.

Spicy Mexican Shrimp recipe over rice and beans with creamy avocado sauce.
This Spicy Mexican Shrimp recipe is quick and easy, perfect for busy weeknights. Create a bowl with rice and black beans, veggies, and our creamy avocado sauce.

Beer Margarita

Beergarita, beerita: call it what you will! This beer margarita recipe is a refreshing twist on the classic, blending tangy…

Beergarita, beerita: call it what you will! This beer margarita recipe is a refreshing twist on the classic, blending tangy lime and tequila with the crispness of your favorite beer. It’s easy to make, perfect for parties, and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Beer Margarita in glass mug with lime.

Why not add a little lager to your margarita? Yes, a beer margarita is a fun spin on the classic margarita, also known as a beergarita or a beerita. Turns out, hops pair perfectly with the tart lime and orange perfume of a margarita.

Why we love this recipe: Many beer margarita recipes call for frozen limeade concentrate. But that’s not what a great cocktail is made of, is it? This beer margarita recipe has no limeade: just pure lime juice against the citrus and bitter notes of a beer. It became an instant favorite around here!

🍺 Want more beer cocktails? Try the Michelada or Chelada!

What’s in a beer margarita?

As the name suggests, a beer margarita is simply a margarita served with beer. The margarita itself is a classic alcoholic drink on the list of International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails. The beerita adds beer to the mix, along with a little simple syrup:

  • Tequila
  • Cointreau (orange liqueur)
  • Lime juice
  • Beer
  • Simple syrup

As mentioned above: most beer margarita recipes call for frozen limeade concentrate. For our take, we wanted to stick with the classic margarita: so we simply used our margarita recipe, plus beer and a hint of simple syrup. The flavor is so pure, tangy, and nuanced from the beer: it was an instant hit at our house!

Beer margarita recipe.

The type of beer for a beergarita

To make a great beer margarita, you can’t use just any old beer! There are a few options we recommend:

  • Use a lager for a classic flavor, like Corona since it’s a Mexican beer. Or,
  • Step it up Craft IPA! This is what we did for ours, and it really took it over the top. Choose a hoppy IPA with citrus notes.
  • Avoid strong or hoppy beers that might overpower the margarita flavors.

How to make a beer margarita

To mix up your own beer margarita, there’s not much to it! You don’t even need to use a cocktail shaker with this one, which makes it even easier. Here’s what to do:

  1. Rim the glass with salt. Salt enhances the sweet and sour flavors in the drink, and gives you that classic margarita flavor.
  2. Stir together in the serving glass. Take the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and Cointreau, and stir it together in a glass.
  3. Add ice and pour in the chilled beer. The beer adds just the right bubbly carbonation to this classic drink.
Beergarita in glass mug with lime and clear ice.

Ideas for the salt rim

For this beer margarita, we skipped the salt rim for a little variation. (Hey, we have 25 other margarita recipes and they all have a salt rim!) It’s not needed for the flavor. But if you love that classic margarita salty zing, feel free to add it prior to mixing up your beergarita.

The best salt for a salt rim? Use kosher salt or flaky sea salt, since they have the best coarse texture. If you want to make it look even more festive, try a batch of our margarita salt. The green and orange colors of lime and orange zest look beautiful against the glass.

Beerita in mug.
This beer margarita uses clear ice for a stunning look

How to serve a beer margarita

The beergarita is really perfect for anytime you’d serve a regular margarita! It’s great with Mexican-style food of all kinds: serve with shrimp tacos, guacamole, salsa, and grilled corn for a stellar meal.

More margarita recipes

We’ve got all sorts of variations on the margarita outside of this beerita! Pick from one of these fun and fruity margarita recipes.

Frequently asked questions

What is a beer margarita?

This unique cocktail combines the classic margarita flavors of tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur with the crispness and fizz of your favorite beer.

Won’t it taste weird?

Surprisingly, no! The tartness of the margarita complements the bitterness of the beer, creating a refreshingly balanced drink.

What kind of beer is best for a beer margarita?

Light beers like lagers, pilsners, or wheat beers work best. Avoid strong or hoppy beers that might overpower the margarita flavors.

Should I build the drink or shake it?

Building the drink (layering ingredients) is the preferred method. Shaking it can create too much foam.

Do I need a special glass for a beer margarita?

Not at all! We suggest using a glass mug, pint glass, or mason jar for a more casual feel.

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Beer cocktails

Beer Margarita


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink

Description

Beergarita, beerita: call it what you will! Here’s the best beer margarita recipe: fresh and all natural with real lime and tequila.


Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces* tequila blanco or reposado*
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 4 ounces chilled beer (lager for classic taste, hoppy IPA with citrus notes for something more interesting)
  • Ice, to serve
  • Garnish: lime wheel
  • Optional: kosher salt for salt rim

Instructions

  1. Optional: Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of flaky sea salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
  2. Add tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and simple syrup to the serving glass and stir to combine.
  3. Add ice and pour beer over top. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Notes

*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons. 

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Beer margarita, Beer margarita recipe, Beergarita, Beerita

Strawberry Margarita

This strawberry margarita recipe is frosty, fruity and refreshing! It’s easy to make with frozen berries and a blender, a…

This strawberry margarita recipe is frosty, fruity and refreshing! It’s easy to make with frozen berries and a blender, a delightful balance of sweet and tart that’s perfect for parties.

Strawberry Margarita in rocks glass with salt rim and strawberry garnish

Love margaritas but want a fruity spin? Try this tasty and refreshing Strawberry Margarita recipe! This one is frosty and fruity, full of sweet berry flavor and perfectly complimented with the zing of lime and tequila.

Why we love this recipe: The margarita pairs perfectly with fruit, and we’ve already got several fruity margarita recipes under our belt, like watermelon, mango and peach. But the strawberry margarita is our favorite! We’re 100% in love with its vibrant red color and sweet tart flavor.

Ingredients in a strawberry margarita

The margarita is one of the most popular cocktails of all time, and the classic definition has just three ingredients: lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila. That’s what’s in our classic margarita recipe, our very favorite of them all. This strawberry margarita is like a combination between the classic and a frozen margarita! It’s made in a blender, and comes out with a frosty texture. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

Frozen strawberries

How to make a strawberry margarita

The strawberry margarita is made in a blender, so it’s not the standard way to make a classic margarita. It’s actually even easier, since you don’t need a cocktail shaker! This strawberry margarita recipe makes two drinks, so you can drink with a friend or partner, or increase the amounts of a larger size. Here’s what to do (or go to the full recipe below):

  1. Step 1: A salted rim is a must: the salt enhances the sweet and sour flavors in the drink.
  2. Blend! Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until it’s full combined and creamy.

For a more liquid texture, keep on blending

The texture of this strawberry margarita is icy, but you can also make it more of a room temperature fruity margarita. Just keep blending it! If you blend for a few minutes, it will become less icy and have more of a blended, juice like texture.

  • Icy texture: Keep it frozen for a smoothie-like texture by blending just until it’s fully integrated and icy.
  • Juicy texture: If you keep blending for a few minutes, you can get to a texture that’s more like juice. It’s still cold, but you can taste the flavors even more when it’s not as icy.

Which texture do we prefer? Well, we like it both ways! Personally I like it a little warmer so I can taste the sweet berries and edge of the tequila. But keep it icy and it’s a perfect summer cocktail for a hot afternoon on the patio.

How to make a strawberry margarita: margarita glass with strawberry garnish

What tequila for strawberry margaritas?

You can use any type of tequila for this strawberry margarita, but keep the following in mind:

  • Buy at least mid-range tequila. This cocktail tastes only as good as the quality of alcohol. Look for 750 ml bottles in the range of $22 to $35.
  • Tequila blanco or reposado works, but fruity margaritas are best with tequila blanco. We love the nuance that comes with using tequila reposado (aged) in margaritas. But for this fruity margarita with an icy texture, you can use tequila blanco! Some brands we recommend are Espolon Blanco, El Tesoro Blanco, Patrón Silver, and Casamigos.

Can I use fresh strawberries instead of frozen?

You can use either ripe fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries in this strawberry margarita recipe! Using fresh berries, the texture will come out with the juicy texture mentioned above.

The advantage of using frozen berries is the icy texture, kind of like a strawberry daiquiri but not as thick. Frozen berries are also very easy to store, making it simple to whip up strawberry margaritas on demand!

🍓 Want more with strawberries? Try our Best Strawberry Cocktails.

Ideas for the salt rim

To take the drink presentation over the top, try our homemade margarita salt for the salt rim! You can even skip the orange zest and simply use lime (as shown). Tajín is another great option for the rim, a Mexican seasoning blend that adds a burst of tangy, spicy flavor.

Strawberry margarita recipe

More margarita recipes

We have lots of margarita recipes! We’ve got one for just about any occasion! Let us know if you find a favorite:

Frequently asked questions

What kind of strawberries are best for a margarita?

Frozen strawberries are ideal for this strawberry margarita recipe. Fresh strawberries can be used too, and they make for more of a juicy texture.

Do I need to muddle the strawberries?

This is a blender margarita recipe, so muddling is not needed!

What type of tequila should I use?

A silver or blanco tequila is the most common choice for margaritas, including the strawberry version. It offers a clean and crisp base that allows the strawberry flavor to shine.

Can I use a different type of sweetener?

Yes! Simple syrup, agave nectar, or even honey can be used to sweeten your margarita to taste.

What can I add for a spicy kick?

Add the slices of ¼ jalapeno pepper, deseeded, and blend to combine.

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Strawberry Margarita

Perfect Strawberry Margarita


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks

Description

This strawberry margarita recipe is frosty, fruity and refreshing! It’s easy to make with frozen berries and a blender, a delightful balance of sweet and tart that’s perfect for parties.


Ingredients

  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) tequila*
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) Cointreau
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 10 ounces (1 ½ cups) frozen whole strawberries (fresh work too!)
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup, agave syrup, or maple syrup
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of two glasses. Dip the edge of each rim into a plate of salt (or for a festive look, use margarita salt).
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until fully combined: you can blend until it’s an icy texture, or keep blending for a minute or so until it’s more liquid. Taste and add additional sweetener if desired. Pour into the glasses and serve.

Notes

*Easily doubles for 4 drinks or triples for 6 drinks, based on the size of your blender (use the 2x and 3x button). 

For a sweet margarita: Add make it with double the simple syrup or maple syrup, and add more to taste if desired.

For other fruit variations: Replace half of the frozen strawberries with frozen mangoes, peaches, or pineapple for different flavor combinations. Adjust the sweetener to taste.

For a spicy margarita: Remove the seeds from ¼ jalapeño pepper and roughly chop it. Add it to the blender and blend.

Rim variations: Try margarita salt or a Tajín rim, a Mexican seasoning blend of chili peppers, lime, and salt that adds a burst of tangy, spicy flavor.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Strawberry margarita recipe, strawberry margarita