Who would believe that beer would be the perfect solution to eradicating fluorescent green margaritas? Well, it is! Best to use not-so-micro brews to avoid an overpowering beer flavor. Use the limeade can to measure the ingredients, and adjust with extra water if the mixture seems too sweet. Straining the pulp is always a good idea, unless, of course, you like pulp!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour limeade, tequila, water, and beer into a large pitcher. Stir until well-blended, and limeade has melted. Add plenty of ice, and garnish with lime wedges. Adjust with additional water, if needed.

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Nutrition Facts

336.9 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 47.6g 16% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 4.7mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2007
I've been making this drink for years!! YUM!! You must try these changes. Use white tequila, use Corona Extra & instead of the water use 12 ounces of 7UP!! Big Difference! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2011
Great recipe. However, we didn't use the water and added half a can of Triple Sec. Powerful! Read More
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1206 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 128
  • 3 star values: 42
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 14
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2007
I've been making this drink for years!! YUM!! You must try these changes. Use white tequila, use Corona Extra & instead of the water use 12 ounces of 7UP!! Big Difference! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2007
Absolutely love this recipe - you can't taste the beer and everyone's surprised if you tell them it's in there. I've done several variations - one I like the best is to use the full can of frozen lemonade instead of the smaller lime ade and add the juice of a whole lime. just keep the ratios of water and tequila equal w/the size of the frozen juice - use the container to measure (still one beer). So simple! Also, sometimes I put in Cointreau or Grand Marnier in place of some of the tequila - maybe 1/4 cup - it's sweet so keep it minimal. I always serve mine on the rocks. Or you can use another carbonated bev, such as ginger ale or one of those Smirnoff drinks. If you won't drink the whole batch in one sitting, just don't put the beer in to the pitcher; add it to each glass - that way you can save the batch for weeks and drink it as you want. I think it's best if the mix is at room temperature so the ice melts some. One more thing - I recommend using a lighter color beer so you don't make it look funky. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2004
Like others said, this is a STRONG recipe, but people raved like mad. I had to email the recipe to everyone that came to the party. Use a mexican beer, as someone else recommended. I accidentally used Corona Light (I hate light beers) and it was still just terrific. I went out and bought a set of margarita glasses on the strength of my belief that I will make these margaritas at EVERY party I ever throw for the rest of my life. Use the coarse kosher salt, by the way, for the glasses, because you can use that sort of salt in lots of other ways, rather than getting "margarita" salt. Much cheaper, just as good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2007
these are great! like other reviewers, i did not put the full amount of tequila... but they still pack a punch! i used Mike's Hard Lime instead of beer for a lime-ier taste... delish! tip for those who want to make it blended (it IS possible): do NOT blend it with the beer mixed in! it will foam and overflow your blender. instead, blend all ingredients except the beer with ice and make it thick. stir in beer and viola! blended frosty margaritas for your enjoyment! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2008
I made them first with Sprite as others have suggested and then as the recipe called for and used water. Water was by far better. It was much too sweet for us with the sprite. They were great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2005
If I could give this recipe 10 stars I would. Love love love Beer Margaritas. I have passed this recipe all over work. I have used both Sprite and Water either works. Corona Light is the best beer by far to add to this concoction. I have also found that this is better if you let sit over night. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
I have made a recipe similar to this before but it didn't call for water and I always thought the limeade was a little overpowering. I tried this recipe with the 12 oz. of water and it was delicious. It makes one of the best margaritas I have tasted! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2008
We made these margaritas with both the sprite and with just water and we prefer the water ones. With the sprite we found them to be too sweet and carbonated.I will make these again for a party in the near future and we will see how they go over with guests. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2006
we are beer-and-liquor drinkers so margaritas are never on our menu. but we tried these and were very pleasantly surprised. the beer really takes away the extreme sweetness but adds a great flavor. we'll only use this for margaritas i'm sure. thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2011
Great recipe. However, we didn't use the water and added half a can of Triple Sec. Powerful! Read More
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