A batch of frozen beer margarita is a must-have party drink for Cinco de Mayo. You may even need to triple the recipe to keep up with demand!
It was during an overnight layover in Houston, TX on our way back from Belize… We were starving for some real meat after 10 days on the island, so naturally we headed straight to the closest steakhouse.
That’s where I had my very first Mexican Bulldog, or coronarita, aka beer margarita. My jaw dropped when the server brought out a huge bowl of frozen margarita topped with an upside down bottle of Corona! What an interesting and FUN way to enjoy margarita! I loved it ever since.
Lucky for us, it’s also super simple to make one at home. And the best part, it’s a party-ready batch drink recipe, which means you’ll get to enjoy more than 1 drink, or you can share with a friend. But if you’re planning a bigger party, you may need to triple the recipe to keep up with demand. One just won’t be enough. Consider yourself warned. 😉
Oh and quick note about orange juice. You may wonder why the heck am I adding orange juice. Well, that’s because it cuts down sourness of lime juice and adds a little sweetness. It’s good, I promise.
But if you don’t have orange juice on hand, then no big deal. It’s certainly not a reason to run to the store. Just add a little extra sugar.
Frozen Beer Margarita
- 1 cup 240ml lime juice, frozen in ice tray
- ¾ cup 180ml tequila, chilled
- ½ cup 120ml triple sec, chilled
- ¼ cup 60ml orange juice, frozen in ice tray
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar more if desired
- 6-8 ice cubes
- 1 bottle Corona
- Extra lime and coarse kosher salt for garnish
- In a blender, combine everything except for beer and blend until smooth.
- Transfer the mixture into a pitcher and add beer.
- Rim the glasses with lime juice and salt and fill with margarita. Enjoy!
- Make-ahead tip: you can freeze the beer margarita in freezer until ready to serve. You can add beer before or after freezing.
This recipe was originally published on May 2, 2014.