I’m gonna be honest with you and let you in on a lil’ secret: I’m not a margarita girl.
I hardly ever crave MARGS and I actually hate the way that word sounds. Maybe it’s because my grandmother’s name is Margarita and when you say it in Spanish it’s actually really pleasant-sounding—it means daisy! But the word “Margs” sounds like something a drunk girl on spring break would yell out and it’s just disgusting to me. I’m sorry if I’m being a negative right now! Sometimes I just don’t wake up all positive and on brand. Sowie.
I made these beergaritas, which also has a questionable name, and realized very quickly that their name is totally excusable and that I actually just dislike tequila. And mescal. And cristal. I’m so much fun right now! I like beer more. This is a combo of fresh lime juice, simple syrup and crisp, fresh beer. OMG so good. And that salted rim around the glass is soooo good with it too. Salty, sweet and sour for the absolute win.
If I look back, it makes sense because nothing makes me happier than a spicy Michelada, which is almost like a bloody mary but with beer. UGH. Beer cocktails are all the rage in my heart right now. I hope you give it a go. I hope you make it this Sunday (and next) because they’re heaven.
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- Salt, for garnish
- Ice cubes
- 3/4 cup lime juice (from about 8 limes)
- Lager beer
- In a small saucepan, set over medium heat, add the sugar and water. Stir until dissolved and then take off the heat and allow to cool completely.
- Add a few tablespoons of salt to a shallow plate. Flip over the glasses and dip the rim in the simple syrup and then immediately transfer to the plate of salt. Repeat with the remaining glasses. Next, drop a few ice cubes into each glass; divide the simple syrup and lime juice amongst them. Lastly, top each drink with a healthy amount of beer. Stir and serve.