Last updated on February 13th, 2020 at 04:06 pm
A Beer Margarita is a super easy cocktail to make for your party. A splash of tequila, limeade, and a light beer and you are ready to enjoy. This Blonde Bombshell Beergarita is made with Guinness Blonde so they are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
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What makes a great Beergarita?
When I came up with the recipe for this Blonde Beerita, I was thinking about St. Patrick’s Day and drooling about the Guinness hand pies I made last year. If I’m thinking about cocktails I am usually picturing margaritas so naturally I decided to combine the two.
I have made beer cocktails, also called a “Shandy” which is really just beer and a non-alcoholic mixer. A beer margarita is basically the same thing but with a little extra added in. That extra being tequila!
A great Beer Rita starts with a great beer. Because I am making this Blonde Beerita for St. Pat’s Day, it starts with Guinness Blonde.
What type of beer is Guinness Blonde?
You’ve heard of Guinness stout right? Well Guinness Blonde is a marriage of of all the things you love about Guinness and American beers. Using the same strain of yeast in original Guinness and the hops and malts from this side of the pond, Guinness has created a pale lager that is light and crisp and full of flavor!
If you like Guinness stout with all it’s creamy richness and slight chocolate flavor, you have to try Guinness Blonde.
This is not an advertisement for beer, but this cocktail starts with beer so I had to discuss the actual beer that’s in it!
I was never really a beer drinker, except for Guinness and really only on St. Patrick’s Day, but the Blonde, and a few others I have mentioned before, have really turned my palette around.
What do you mix with Guinness Beer?
There are lots of things to mix with Guinness. An Irish Car Bomb mixes whiskey, Irish cream, and beer. A Black Velvet mixes stout and champagne. You can use the stout to make a margarita too!
You are probably thinking that a stout doesn’t go with tequila and lime but the new Blonde lager does! But what else goes in one?
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What ingredients are in a Beerita?
A great one contains all the components of a margarita with a beer added to it. Margarita basics include lime juice, simple syrup, tequila, salt, and triple sec. I prefer to keep this one simple with just 4 ingredients!
This Blonde Beer Rita contains just:
- lime juice
This is really a bare-bones beerita, and adding that splash of limeade really beings out the floral notes in the Blonde lager.
If you don’t have limeade on hand, you can add the juice of an additional lime and a splash of simple syrup. Or you can leave out the sweetener all-together and drink it like I do at home and just add a shot of tequila to a beer and squeeze a whole lime in it! Garnish with lime wedges or wheels if you are feeling fancy.
I’m nothing if not efficient when it comes to drinking cocktails! Serve it in margarita glasses or the perfect pint glass.
Best for St. Patrick’s Day but you can serve this at Cinco de Mayo by the glass or make a large pitcher!
Can you use any beer?
You can use the Guinness Draught but I prefer a lighter beer or IPA for my beer cocktails and Guinness Blonde specifically for this Beer Margarita because I am making this for St. Patrick’s Day.
Can I use a non-alcoholic beer?
You can, but if you are going to do that you might need to remove the tequila and increase the volume of limeade to make it completely non-alcoholic.
Can I use regular Guinness Stout?
Yes! I have seen a Guinness Margarita with the regular stout. It’s delicious!
Can I make this into a large-batch punch?
Absolutely! Just increase the volumes by the number of servings you want and add to a punch bowl or pitcher!
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- 1 ounce tequila (blanco is preferred)
- 1 ounce prepared limeade (I prefer Simply Brand)
- juice of 1 lime
- 12 ounces Guinness Blonde beer
- lime wheel for garnish
- In a pint glass or other cocktail glass, add the tequila, limeade, and the juice of 1 lime.
- Stir to combine.
- Slowly pour in your Guinness Blonde lager.
- Garnish with a lime wheel!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g
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