Redneck Margaritas – The Best Beer Margaritas

Redneck Margaritas are the perfect light margaritas for the big game, tailgating, or a hot summer day. Made with beer, frozen limeade, and lemon-lime soda this margarita is light and refreshing.

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Margarita with Beer

This beer margarita cocktail recipe combines tequila and beer for a real treat. It’s really easy to put together, and everyone will enjoy sipping this ice-cold margarita with a difference.

This delicious margarita is dripping with Mexican flavors and is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or game day. So, get some friends together and enjoy this cocktail – it’s light and refreshing and not too sweet. And this margarita goes perfectly with any Mexican dish.

If you’re a bit skeptical of making a margarita with beer, give it a try. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Because this margarita includes beer, it’s sometimes called a redneck margarita. You can even call it a Beergarita or Beer-Rita if you want to amuse your friends.

Beer Margarita Ingredients

Here’s what you need:

  • Frozen Limeade
  • Sprite
  • Corona Beer
  • Tequila
redneck beer margarita ingredients.

What Kind of Beer Can You Use?

The best kind of beer for this beer margarita is a Mexican light beer such as Corona, Corona Light, or Pacífico. Any crisp light lager will also work if you do not have any Mexican beer on hand. What you don’t want is a beer with a strong, overpowering flavor, just something to add a cool, refreshing layer to your margarita.

Best Tequila for Beer Margarita

I do suggest that you buy a top-quality tequila because you’ll get a smoother margarita and a superior taste. There are plenty of really great tequilas out there at a reasonable price (think $20 to $25 range) such as TresAgaves.

However, any tequila will do nicely. You can use the tequila you have in your liquor cabinet.

Why Doesn’t This Margarita Recipe Use Fresh Limes?

Yes, a great margarita involves real, freshly-squeezed lime juice. But here’s the problem – who has the time to spend juicing limes to make a big batch of margaritas before the party starts?

Enter, frozen limeade concentrate such as concentrate made by Minute Maid. It’s perfect for creating limeade margaritas. You can save the fresh limes for garnishes.

How to Make a Beer Margarita

Are you wondering how you make a beer margarita? It’s really pretty simple – you can make this delicious cocktail even if you haven’t gone to bartending school! It has something for the cocktail lover and the brewski lover.

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until it turns into a slushie-like consistency.
  3. Pour the mixture into a large pitcher, or into glasses.
  4. Garnish with lime wedges or slices of lime.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
collage of beer margarita recipe steps.

Can You Make a Beer Margarita on the Rocks?

Yes, simply pour all the ingredients into a pitcher and stir to combine. If making in advance, wait to add the cold beer until you are ready to serve the margaritas.

Can You Make a Frozen Beer Margarita?

Yes, you can. Simply place all of the ingredients in a blender with some ice. When well blended, pour into a salt-rimmed glass (optional) and garnish with lime slices or wedges.

How to Rim a Glass with Salt

Traditionally, a margarita has a rim of salt around the glass. If you want to do this, run lime slices around the rims of your cocktail glasses to moisten them. Pour salt onto a plate, then carefully dip each cocktail glass into the salt. The salt will stick to the lime juice, and your glasses will be perfectly salted.

Can You Make Beer Margaritas Ahead of Time?

This beer margarita recipe is super quick to make, but if you want to make a pitcher or two in advance of your party, just follow the recipe below without the beer.

Store your margarita batches in plastic bags or a plastic food-safe bucket. Add the beer when you are ready to serve.

Can You Freeze Beer Margaritas?

Pour your blended beer margarita into Ziploc freezer bags or a plastic food-safe bucket and place it in your freezer. These are perfect to make a few hours or even the night before your party or big game.

A cold margarita is perfect for taking the edge off a sweltering summer’s day. And, it’s even more refreshing when it’s a beer margarita! This might be the best margarita you’ve ever had.

beer margarita garnished with a salt rim and lime slices.

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Redneck Beer Margaritas

You are going to love the mixture of beer and tequila for this wonderful redneck beer margarita.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Beer Margarita, Margarita, Redneck Margarita
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 600kcal


  • 12 ounces frozen limeade
  • 8 ounces Sprite
  • 1 bottle Corona beer
  • 12 ounces tequila
  • 2 cups ice plus more if needed


  • Place all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend until you achieve a smooth, slushie-like consistency, adding more ice if needed.
  • Pour the mixture into a pitcher, serve, and enjoy!


If you want to serve the margaritas in a salt-rimmed glass, rub a fresh lime around the rim or dip the glass rim into water or lime juice. Spread kosher salt on a plate and dip the wet glass rim into the salt.


Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 7mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Stacy

    My parents made something like this in the 70’s and 80’s. It was made with beer, limeade, and vodka, they called it Skip, Hop, and Go Naked!! Or just Skippys can’t wait to try this version!!

  2. baltisraul

    I’m sure this is a great drink for a Saturday full of college football. My team is so bad this season, I would hate to waste this on them. To get me thru the game I will just go with the tequila! Maybe next year?

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