Crisp and refreshing margarita that is perfectly balanced with fresh lemon and lime juice, natural sweetener and tequila then topped off with Corona Extra and served in a glass with a chili-lime salt rim.
I really enjoy making margaritas at home. They’re so fresh and only lightly sweetened; at least that’s how I make them!
I’ve never been a fan of store-bought margarita mix because it’s way too sweet for me! I get gut rot after one drink. And, I like to actually be able to taste the tequila a little in margaritas, and with the store-bought stuff, the tequila just gets hidden. Also, one time awhile back, I didn’t realize that I bought pre-mixed margarita mix (like with tequila already in it), and then I continued to mix it with more tequila, and man, things got fuzzy. I'm super classy. Always do a double check… or just make your own at home!
Making margaritas at home doesn’t have to be overly complicated. It only takes a few simple ingredients to pull together a classic recipe. You just need fresh lime and lemon juice, your favorite tequila, triple sec, and agave nectar. If you wanted, you could stop there. But, if your goal is a beergarita (aka beer margarita – which I assume it is, that’s why you’re here), then you just top it off with some Corona Extra!
By the way, did you know that agave nectar is made from the blue agave plant, which is also used to make tequila! Seems so fitting then to use agave nectar in margaritas, right? Plus, I’m all about the natural sweeteners.
And, let's talk a moment about cerveza aka beer in Spanish, which, by the way, I loved saying to the bartenders when I was vacationing in Costa Rica because it was one of the very few Spanish words I knew lol. But, anyways, adding Corona to margaritas is such a fun idea! So, whoever came up with it, cheers! I like that it adds some carbonation to the drink, lightens it up a bit, and takes away some of the sour bite. It just seems so fitting for summer.
But, you know what’s frustrating? I couldn’t find the mini 7-ounce Corona bottles to put in the top of the margaritas instead of just pouring the beer in. A little disappointing, but since I had a tough time finding them, I figured you would as well. In the spirit of keeping things simple and easy, I just bought the standard 12-ounce bottles instead. Hey, it all tastes the same and, on the plus side, this way you can mix up a pitcher of beergaritas for all your friends. So, it’s all good!
So, if you’re looking for a light, refreshing drink for Cinco de Mayo or to sip all summer long, this is definitely it! The best part is that it’s easy to make and not loaded with sugar! Heyyyy bikini bod.
Right now, I am picturing mixing up a big batch of the margarita mix and throwing it in a cooler with a bag of ice and 12 pack of Corona Extra. Then you can take it anywhere (I’m thinking on a boat in the middle of the lake) and have enough to mix up drinks for all your friends! At this point, for the sake of keeping it simple, just say screw the shaker, and bring along a stack of red solo cups. To mix up the drinks, fill your glass with equal parts margarita mix and Corona then top it off with ice. Boom. You’re party-ready.
Hope this is your best summer, yet!
More festive summer drinks you might enjoy:
Lemon Lime Beergaritas with Chili-Lime Salt
- Chili powder
- Lime wedges
- 3 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces triple sec
- 3 ounces lime juice
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 2 ounces agave nectar
- 8-12 ounces Corona Extra
- Mix together 2 parts salt and 1 part chili powder on a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the rims of two glasses and dip the rims in chili salt. Set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, lemon juice, and agave nectar. Fill shaker with ice (leaving some room) and shake until chilled, about 15 seconds.
- Strain margarita into both glasses and top each with 4-6 ounces of Corona. Top off with fresh ice and garnish with lime wedges. Cheers!