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.




Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Serving Size: 4


  • 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.
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    Reply Ashley Nathalie April 10, 2015 at 6:19 am

    You be grumpy girl! I know I don’t wake up all cheery everyday either, I’m happy to share my morning grumps with you.

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    Reply Kaylea Hooper April 10, 2015 at 6:44 am

    These look like the perfect way to start the weekend! I am wondering what brand of beer you used to make these? The various lagers differ so greatly, I’d like to know which kind would be best. Oh, and apparently you being grumpy is basically like me on my best day, so no worries, haha. Thanks!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme April 10, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      I used the Mexican brand, Pacifico. Mexicans will tell you this is junk probably but I kinda like it. It’s light and mild and perfect for a drink like this.

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    Reply Nina April 10, 2015 at 7:04 am

    I love margaritas but every time I see or hear the word “Marg” I want to punch something. It’s like the word “guac.” Just… just say the extra two syllables, you can do it!

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    Reply truly, Addia April 10, 2015 at 7:22 am

    wow i see a lot of limess. i love lime. the drink sounds good!
    not everyone wakes up all cheery so it’s fine, we all have those days. Atleast it’s a Friday, weekend is here! hope you’re feeling better 🙂

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    Reply Mollie April 10, 2015 at 7:58 am

    This looks so easy and refreshing! Can’t wait to try!

    xoxo Mollie

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    Reply Abbie April 10, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I also do not like margaritas. It makes me feel like I hate fun because apparently women are supposed to love to get together and drink margaritas. Beergaritas for the win every time!!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme April 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      Women are definitely supposed to like margaritas AND cosmopolitans. I don’t like either but beer is my jam so here we go! Haha.

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    Reply Sara April 10, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Margaritas remind me of buying margarita mix in college. A beergarita is more up my alley!

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    Reply Liz @ Floating Kitchen April 10, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    You can complain all you want, as long as you bring me some of these drinks! Yum. I just love using beer for cocktails. These look great. Cheers to Friday!

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    Reply Nella April 10, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    I son want to make these this weekend, they look amazing! Can you clarify what do you mean by “divide the simple syrup and lime juice against them”?


    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme April 10, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Oh I mean the glasses. So divide the simpe syrup and lime juice amongst the glasses. Sorry if that’s confusing!

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    Reply Joycie April 10, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Adrianna

    Would it be safe to say El Caminco and add a shot of Grand Marnier (do not stir just settle on top)….

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    Reply Joycie April 10, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Would it be safe to say El Camino and add a shot of Grand Marnier (do not stir just settle on top)….

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme April 10, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      I’m confused as to what you’re asking?! :/ I’m used to an el camino having tequila?

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    Reply Cady April 10, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    UGH PREACH. Margs is so ugly and harsh. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who shudders at it.

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    Reply Dee Gullan April 10, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Sounds wickedly good. Going to give this one a try. Had a good laugh reading it too!

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    Reply Feli April 11, 2015 at 1:24 am

    You are a genius!
    I had this one night with sixteen where I thought the funniest thing in the world is drinking Tequila (licking salt-drinking out of these tiny glasses-biting into a lemon), well you know how this story ends! Tequila is dead for me since that night! I can smell it out of every cocktail from miles and my stomach turns.
    So Beergaritas are the answer for me!!!! Thanks to you! Enjoy your weekend!

    P.S.: thank god the word MARGS hasn’t come to Germany yet!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme April 12, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Giiirrrrl I’ve had this same thing happen to me with tequila. Never. Again.

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    Reply Michal Vilimovsky April 12, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Great recipe and the drink is actually very special. Even people from my home country (Czech Republic), who are sceptical about any other drinks but beer, liked your Beergaritas. I pinned the recipe and wish you all the best with your blog.

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    Reply tumi April 12, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    wow yummy i liked it in the evening time

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    Reply tumi April 12, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    its imaging that

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    Reply Kari April 12, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Yum! What a perfect afterwork treat.

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    Reply Stacey April 13, 2015 at 7:56 am

    You’re allowed to be as grumpy as you wanna be! I so love when people on the internet keep it real. I love beergaritas… I make mine almost just like this, butttttt I still add a shot of tequila. I’m a lush. Whoopsies.

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