Beerita (Beer Margarita)

4.88 from 49 votes

Watching the big game calls for a Beerita, a hybrid of the two best game-watching drinks: a beer and a margarita. Don’t worry, no tequila is left behind in this fizzy, lime cocktail. You’ll love this beer margarita recipe! 

beeritas in can-shaped glasses with a salt rim

Why do you watch the Big Game? 

Is it the football itself? The halftime show? The commercials? Or maybe it’s the puppy or kitten versions beforehand! 

limes, beer and beeritas on a white background

I have absolutely no skin in this year’s game, but as we could guess I am here for commercials and food. 

For me, the Big Game is always a chance to hang out with friends and use chips to shovel guacamole into my mouth while I casually pay attention to the TV. The halftime show is usually fun to watch, even if you don’t love the chosen artist(s). 

I enjoy the ads too, but the Internet has kind of ruined them for me. All the teasers, previews and early releases just don’t catch my attention like they used to.

And if I miss one during the game? I’m sure there’ll be a recap of the best commercials on Monday. 

tequila and beer cocktails with lime wheels for garnishes

But let’s get back to the food. 

With a spread including jalapeño poppersqueso dippimento cheese and pizza dip, if I’m not watching the game, you can find me at the food table. 

And then after that, I’ll be grabbing a drink to wash down all the salty foods. Some people go for a beer, but I’ll always pick a Beerita, which is a beer margarita.

(Though if my beloved Panthers are playing, I’ll be making one of my Frozen Blue Margaritas instead.)

two beer margaritas in can-shaped glasses that say "beer snob"

After I raid the food and drinks, I won’t be ready to sit down. If there’s dessert (and hopefully there’s peanut butter cheesecake brownies), I’ll be there next. 

Who needs to watch the game? 

I’m kidding. Sorta. But really, the food table is the best part of the big game, right? Tell me I’m not the only one! 

beeritas with blue straws and salt rims

Let me tell you a little more about the Beerita. 

It’s a regular lime margarita recipe, but we’re adding beer. The carbonation from the beer makes the margarita fizzy and it pairs so perfectly with the lime and salt rim.

You’ll also need a batch of easy simple syrup ready to go for these! 

a plate of salt for rimming drinks next to a beerita

Best beer for a Beerita

You can use any kind of Mexican lager or ale, like a Corona or Tecate, but any kind of light beer will do.

I used a blonde ale for these because it’s what I had in the fridge. 

two beerita cocktails with blue straws and a fresh lime on a white background

How to make Frozen Beeritas

This is an on-the-rocks margarita recipe, but you can absolutely make it frozen! 

Put all the ingredients in a blender with 1 cup ice and mix them up! Them pour them into a glass and enjoy! 

Watching the big game calls for a Beerita, a hybrid of the two best game-watching drinks: a beer and a margarita. Don't worry, no tequila is left behind in this fizzy, lime cocktail. You'll love this beer margarita recipe! (via

If you’re looking for an easy twist on a margarita, or something nicer than just a beer for the Big Game, definitely try out this beer margarita recipe!

Enjoy and go Team Football/Commercials/Puppies/Food/Beer!

beer margaritas with cans of beer

Food pairings

Serve these margaritas with anything you’d enjoy a beer or a margarita with. Cheesy, spicy queso fundido paired with crunchy tortilla chips would be delicious. Or go for an easy guacamole made with fresh ingredients.

For dinner, a hot and hearty bowl of chili or a serving of spicy tamale pie would be perfect. A side of beer biscuits would also be perfect.

More beer cocktails

Beer cocktails are such a fun way to enjoy beer! Try one of these:

two beerita cocktails next to beer cans

Beerita (Beer Margarita)

Yield: 2 cocktails
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
The Beerita is a beer margarita recipe that’s perfect for sipping while watching the the big game!
4.88 from 49 votes
Print Save


  • 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt for rim
  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounce lime juice
  • 12 ounces lager beer


  • Cut the lime in half around the middle, widthwise. Save one half for later use (or for juicing for your lime juice). Cut two thin round slices from the other half, then cut what’s left into quarters.
  • Pour salt onto a plate. Wipe one of the lime wedges around the outer edge of two glasses, then roll the outer edge of the glass in the salt. Fill each glass with ice.
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, simple syrup and lime juice. Shake to combine. Divide into the two glasses.
  • Top each glass with 6 ounces of beer.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel.


For a frozen version, combine 2 cups ice with tequila, simple syrup, lime juice and beer into a blender. Blend, and pour into salt-rimmed glasses. Enjoy!

recommended products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

nutrition information

Yield: 2 cocktails

amount per serving:

Serving: 1oz Calories: 298kcal Carbohydrates: 33g Protein: 1g Fat: 0.1g Saturated Fat: 0.01g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g Sodium: 2351mg Potassium: 133mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 22g Vitamin A: 31IU Vitamin C: 18mg Calcium: 27mg Iron: 1mg
did you make this recipe?Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #feastandwestrecipes!
decorative icon of a beer stein.

The Golden Ratio Guide:

Mix the perfect cocktail, every time

Reader Interactions

4.88 from 49 votes (49 ratings without comment)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sharing is Caring

Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!