Happy Cinco de Mayo! | Key Lime Beergaritas

Beergaritas | Once Upon a Recipe

Happy (almost) Cinco de Mayo, friends! I am in the midst of a busy weekend with friends, but wanted to pop in real quick to share a holiday worthy cocktail with you. I first spotted these beergaritas on Iowa Girl Eats last summer. They reminded me a little bit of one of my favorite drinks to order at a local Mexican restaurant, called a Bulldog. A Bulldog is basically a blended margarita with a bottle of beer turned upside down into it – as you drink the margarita, the beer slowly continues to empty, providing the perfect balance of margarita and beer.

It’s highly scientific. 😉

Anyways, a beergarita is more beer-heavy and is mixed with the flavors of a margarita – tequila, triple sec, and lime. A beergarita is totally slurp-worthy and perfect for summer, or a Cinco de Mayo celebration! Just beware, these go down pretty darn easy and pack more of a punch than you might expect.

Happy weekend friends!

Key Lime Beergaritas | Once Upon a Recipe

Key Lime Beergaritas | Once Upon a Recipe

Beergaritas | Once Upon a Recipe

Key Lime Beergaritas (slightly adapted from Iowa Girl Eats)

1 lime beer (ie. Miller Chill or Bud Light)

1 ounce tequila

1/2 ounce triple sec

1/2 ounce lime cordial

Juice from 1-2 key limes


Combine all ingredients together in a large glass and mix together. Garnish with lime, if desired. Enjoy!

Key Lime Beergaritas | Once Upon a Recipe


  1. I feel as if they cocktail would seriously get me smashed.

  2. Yep, I’ve seen these at our local restaurant but never ordered one. I’ll be trying this homemade beergarita!

  3. it’s true. EVERYTHING taste’s beer out of jar.

  4. I love Beergaritas! I also love Bulldogs! At our local spot that serves them, they put two beers in a giant margarita glass. My husband explained the physics behind how this drink works one night while we were out… Totally unsolicited. I just smiled and nodded. After that he was cut off.

  5. Love this idea… I’m really into drinks these days!

  6. I’m such a lightweight these days, half of one would probably knock me on my bum…

  7. As a huge margarita lover, I’d love to try these, sound so refreshing for a hot day!

  8. OOooooo, how perfect!! Not if only I had seen this recipe on Sunday! 😉 However, I am sure that there will be plenty more opportunities to try it out this Summer :).

  9. Beergaritas sounds friggin’ amazing!!!

  10. Yes!!! I love these, but have never tried making them myself. I totally have everything on hand. Next sunny day we have I will be sipping one of these

  11. Haha – a Beergarita is a genius idea for spring/summer. And an easy, simple recipe too – also perfect for warm days 🙂

  12. Wow, I totally missed these for Cinco de Mayo, but they look perfect for summer! Yummy 🙂

  13. I love these! I discovered them last summer and my personal bartender (my husband) makes them for me on those hot days when you need a refreshing cocktail. Thanks for reminding me that summer is on its way! 🙂

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