She Made/Ella Hace: Margaritas de Cerveza (Beer Margarita)

This month for She Made/Ella Hace, my foodie BFF girlichef and I are whipping up cocktails with limón. Oddly enough, we both chose to make margaritas. That just goes to show that it's true what they say about great minds thinking alike. Girlichef used lemons to make her Raspberry Lemonade Margaritas, and I used limes to make my Margaritas de Cerveza.

I made these Beer Margaritas during our recent camping trip. We had limes, we had beer, and we had lots of tequila. So a margarita de cerveza seemed like the obvious cocktail to make. While I was mixing up this margarita, everyone was looking at me like I was out of my mind, because most of the time we either drink tequila or we drink beer, but they'd never mixed the two together. But they quickly learned what they had been missing out on. Tequila and beer pair together nicely, but it's the lime juice that really makes this margarita spectacular.

Margaritas de Cerveza sound pretty fancy, but you wouldn't believe how incredibly easy they are to make. A little tequila, some fresh lime juice, and an icy cold Mexican beer. That's it. If you like your margaritas on the sweet side, you can always add a splash of simple syrup, but I actually preferred these unsweetened. The choice is up to you. Just be prepared, because as delicious as these Beer Margaritas are, they pack quite a punch.

Margaritas de Cerveza
(Beer Margaritas)


  • 2 oz. tequila reposado 
  • 1 cold Mexican beer (Pacifico, Dos XX, or Corona)  
  • Fresh limes
  • 1 oz. simple syrup (optional) 

Fill a salt rimmed glass with ice. Add the tequila and the juice of 1 lime. Pour in enough beer to fill glass; stir gently to combine. Cheers!

*If you like your margaritas on the sweet side, add 1 oz. of simple syrup with the tequila and lime juice.

Recipe yields 1 margarita

Receta en español

Don't forget to check out girlichef's Raspberry Lemonade Margaritas!

1 comment

  1. First of amiga, these photos are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! I feel like I could (and totally want to) reach in and grab that glass. And second, I AM trying these over the weekend - I don't want to miss out any longer. Salud to another month of hanging out with you in the kitchen :).