What goes better with a big bowl of guacamole and chips than an ice cold, frosty Margarita?  Nothing could be simpler than this easy Margarita recipe my friend and neighbor, Donna, gave me years ago.  The beer as an ingredient may seem odd to you—it certainly did to me.  I have never developed a taste for beer; and, to be honest, I actually intensely dislike beer.  I don’t like either the taste or the smell—yet I had absolutely no idea that beer was an ingredient until I received the recipe from Donna.  Boy, was I surprised!

The flavor of these Margaritas is so good that if there were 25 ingredients required I would still be happy to make it.  That there are only four ingredients makes it an all-star recipe in my book.

If you don’t have a spare bedroom or couch, make sure any guests you have over designate a driver because these pack a punch and go down very easily!


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  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 1 12-oz. can frozen Limeade
  • 1 12-oz. can Corona beer (or your favorite beer, but I prefer Corona)
  • 6 oz. tequila
  • 6 oz. triple sec
  • Lime for rim of glass
  • Coarse salt


Add 2 cups of crushed ice to large pitcher.  Pour Limeade, beer, tequila, and Triple sec (or Cointreau) over the ice and stir the mixture with a long spoon.  After thoroughly mixing, place pitcher in freezer.  Break up mixture with wooden spoon or fork when ready to serve.  To serve, rub the rim of a margarita glass with lime, and dip in coarse salt.  Pour Margarita mixture and garnish with a slice of lime if desired.

If you don’t have time to freeze first, crush ice cubes in blender.  Place ice cubes in prepared glasses and pour Margarita mixture over.

Source: My friend, Donna

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