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Kick off your Mexican Fiesta, Cinco de Mayo celebration, game day party or any gathering where you’re craving a slushy lime cocktail with these Easy 3-Ingredient Beer Margaritas!

Sweet. tart with the classic salty rim, you’ll make this super simple cocktail again and again!

Easy 3-Ingredient Beer Margaritas with a lime garnish and tequila and limes in the background

 

Easy 3-Ingredient Beer Margaritas

Whether it’s Cinco de Mayo, 4th of July or a simple summer gathering, a Tex-Mex themed meal is always a hit! Who doesn’t love a gooey, cheesy chicken enchilada, loaded nachos or a slushy margarita? I fell for these 3-ingredient beer margaritas with my first sip at least a decade ago. The method is so simple, you’ll have the recipe memorized with no effort.

There is a time and place to make the classic margarita recipe, but sometimes an easy, tasty shortcut is just right! I keep some frozen limeade in the freezer, tequila in the liquor cabinet, and there’s always beer in the fridge, though Bill is always nervous I’ll grab some of his Stella!

With only 3 ingredients, just toss the tequila, limeade and beer into a blender full of ice. Hit the “frozen drinks and smoothies” setting or just blend until you have a slushy mixture. Such a simple cocktail! Pour the flavorful, frozen concoction into your prepared glasses and garnish with a lime slice! How easy is that???!

Easy 3-Ingredient Margarita in a small martini glass garnished with lime

Tips for Making These 3-Ingredient Beer Margaritas!

Don’t let the name dissuade you. Margarita purists may have some heart palpitations viewing the ingredients, but, I promise, these taste phenomenal.  I know you’re wondering why anyone would ever muddy the flavors of a classic margarita with beer??? But trust me; these are winners.

  • Use a light lager type beer as you don’t want any beer flavor.
  • Watch out, these are potent! The sweetness of the limeade concentrate dulls the flavor of the tequila so beware!
  • To make a salt ring, fill a saucer with lime juice and another with Margarita Salt or kosher salt.
  • Dip the rim of the glass into the lime, then into the salt. Voila! Just pour in the margarita, garnish with a lime slice and serve.
  • You only need three ingredients to make these easy margaritas, so stock up on frozen limeade, tequila and beer. Fresh limes and margarita salt are also essential to garnish the glasses, if desired.
  • If you want to serve your beer margaritas on the rocks, just mix equal parts beer, tequila and defrosted limeade in a pitcher.  Stir and pour into ice filled glasses!

Plus they’re so quick to whip up that you’ll be pulling out the blender to make a batch ALL summer long. Make a big bowl of guacamole with a side of tortilla chips, and you’re set!!! And if you want to add a margarita bar to your buffet, these peach margaritas and blood orange margaritas are also fabulous!

Easy 3-Ingredient Beer Margaritas in martini glasses with lime garnishes

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Margaritas hail from Mexico, but the inventor remains a mystery. Brought to the forefront in the 1930’s or 40’s, one story is that a guest of one supposed inventor was allergic to all spirits except tequila. Her host developed a tequila cocktail that included the elements used with a tequila shot, a  lime wedge and salt.

The traditional margarita cocktail contains tequila, lime juice and an orange liqueur, like Cointreau or Triple Sec. Served in a glass rimmed with salt, the Smithsonian.com calls a margarita the perfect combination of sweet, salty, sour and bitter.

More Mexican Fiesta Recipes to Round Out Your Meal: 

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Easy 3-Ingredient Beer Margaritas in martini glasses with lime garnishes

Easy Beer Margaritas

The easiest margarita recipe in the world! You’ll love these slushy gems!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Cocktails, Beverages
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces frozen limeade concentrate
  • 6 ounces beer, light, lager type preferred
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • Lime slices, to garnish
  • Margarita salt, for glass rims, optional

Instructions

  1. To prepare salted glasses, dip the edge of the rim into water, then into a plate of margarita salt. Set aside.
  2. Fill blender with ice. Add limeade, beer, and tequila and blend until slushy. Pour into prepared glasses and garnish with a lime slice.

Notes

To make these margaritas on the rocks, just mix equal parts beer, tequila and defrosted frozen limeade in a pitcher. Pour mixture into ice filled glasses.

Recipe adapted from Gourmet LA.

 

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18 comments on “Easy 3-Ingredient Beer Margaritas”

  1. I love trying new margarita recipes! I can’t wait to try this!

  2. This looks like it’s going to be my next favorite cocktail!

  3. These are seriously the best margaritas around!

  4. I really loved how easy this is! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Made these today for Cinco de Mayo and they were a huge hit!

  6. Love that I always have these ingredients on hand so I can make them all the time!

  7. A great party drink! Never had a margarita made with beer…really fun and interesting!

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  9. Love your beautiful presentation and it has reminded me of great time I had in USA, drinking Margaritas with my friends. Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  10. My roommate and I used to make something similar with frozen limeade back in University. They were delicious! This is making me nostalgic, so the only solution is to make it again!

  11. So pretty and so perfect for a summer evening!

  12. I never like the taste of beer but I really want to try this margarita as I know i would like it with tequila and lemon juice.

  13. Is it wrong to want one of these for breakfast???? HA! It’s been a very tough week. All kidding aside, I’d will be giving these a try. And not being a purist, this sounds like a refreshing way to enjoy a marg.

  14. Crack out the blender as these are so going to be a part of our weekend festivities. Love how easy they are. That could be dangerously delicious.

  15. Ooooh, I have a couple of friends in mind who are going to LOVE this cocktail! I’ll serve it up with a yummy Mexican feast. 🙂

  16. What a refreshing summertime cocktail! Easy and fun to prepare. Mexican feast, birthday parties…the guests will love these 3-ingredient beer margaritas.

  17. Margaritas are my favorite love to try a new recipe.

  18. For my summer drinking pleasure! Can’t wait to try this baby!

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