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Margarona aka Beer-rita ~ #SundaySupper

cincodemayodesignedThis week the #SundaySupper crew is celebrating Cinco de Mayo. I’ll take any excuse to indulge in Mexican food–it’s my favorite cuisine in all the world! The lovely Jen of Juanita’s Cocina is hosting this week’s festivities.

Jen is my girl. She is the perfect host for such an event. If you’re not familar with Jen or her site, go on over and get friendly. Trust me, you won’t be sorry you did. The girl takes her Mexican food seriously, and it’s a good thing she does, because her food is delicious. These tacos–yum! I’ve only made them like 5 times and usually scarf down 3 in one sitting. Like I said, she’s the perfect host for this week’s event.

What’s a Cinco de Mayo party without booze? Being the lover of cocktails that I am, I decided to combine two of my favorite boozey beverages, Corona and a margarita. I call it the margarona. Fun, right? I can’t take credit for the idea, just the recipe. I was first introduced to this creative combination at Plaza Azteca in Williamsburg, Virginia when Squirrel and I were on vacation in April. We listened to the suggestions of the locals and found ourselves at Plaza Azteca on the last night of our vacation, which is sad, really, because if I would have found it sooner, we would have eaten there every night. Yup, it was that good!


The beergaritas or margaronas, as the locals called them, were all the rave. Every single person we spoke to instructed us to try them. When we arrived at the restaurant, everyone, and I mean everyone, ordered the margaronas. There were margaronas as far as the eye could see, glistening like sparkling green stars on all the tables. What’s a girl to do?

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Order the margarona, of course! Mmm, and were they delicious. I knew I would recreate them at home the minute the tangy, bubbly beverage hit my tongue.

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The second I found out what this week’s #SundaySupper theme was, I knew I’d have to make the margarona for y’all.

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You want to make sure your margarita mixture is fully chilled before blending it with the ice. If you neglect to chill your mixture, you run the risk of the ice diluting your margarona. Trust me, you don’t want a diluted and potentially less flavorful margarona. Nope, you want it full leaded and potent.

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Don’t do like I did and fill your glass up all the way and then try to snuggle your mini Corona in the icy mixture–overflow! The mixture spilled out over the sides, causing me to chug.

Fill your glass up half way, then place your Corona bottle into the mixture until it touches the bottom of the glass. The Corona will begin flow out into the glass and mingle with the frozen margarita mixture. Don’t worry, it will eventually stop. What’s really cool is that the Corona bottle will form a type of suction, and the only way for it to empty into the margarita mixture is by drinking the cocktail (preferably with a straw). The Corona will slowly mix with the margarita as you drink. I love it!

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What you get is a tangy lime and beer fusion. The bubbles tickle your tongue, while the lime makes your lips pucker. It’s my new favorite margarita. Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Check out the other Cinco De Mayo themed #SundaySupper recipes:

Cinco de Mayo Appetizers & Sides {Aperitivos}:

Cinco de Mayo Main Dishes {Platos Principales}:

Cinco de Mayo Desserts {Postres}:

Cinco de Mayo Drinks {Bebidas}:

Join the #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter on Sunday, May 5th to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! We’ll tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more delicious recipes and food photos.

Margarona aka Beer-rita ~ #CincodeMayo #SundaySupper

Recipe Type: Cocktail
Author: Jennie
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 3/4 cup agave
  • 1-11.3 oz. can pineapple nectar
  • 1 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1 6-pack of 7oz. Corona longneck bottles
  • Ice
  1. Add the lime juice, orange juice, agave, pineapple nectar, and tequila to a pitcher. Stir to combine. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. For 1 Margarona: Add 3/4 cup of the chilled margarita mixture to a blender. Add in a handful of ice. Blend until smooth and thick. If the mixture is too thin, add a bit more ice, and if the mixture is too thick, add a touch more of the margarita mixture.
  3. Fill your glass halfway with the frozen margarita mixture. Tip the Corona into the glass. When the Corona stops flowing out of the bottle, top your glass off with the frozen margarita mixture. Place a straw in the glass and serve. Enjoy!


57 Responses to “Margarona aka Beer-rita ~ #SundaySupper”

  1. #
    The Ninja Baker — May 5, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Great find, Jennie! So glad you brought back happy memories and the how-to on this fun drink from your Virginia vacation =)


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    Renee — May 5, 2013 at 7:46 am

    What a fun and tasty drink! I have to try one. What cute little mini Coronas too. Cheers Jennie!


  3. #
    Jennifer B — May 5, 2013 at 8:28 am

    We have a restaurant here in Tampa called Green Lemon and they have amazing Margaronas (not only is the flavor spot-on, but they are huge)! It really is my favorite drink in all of Tampa because it’s speciality and ah, I don’t know, I just love it. Looks like you mastered it perfectly! I think I may just have one of these by the pool today. Thanks for the recipe!


  4. #
    Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) — May 5, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Fun…can’t wait to make these at home! We go do to a restaurant that makes this with XX beer…they call them the Dos-a-Rita. We always take visiting friends to have one and get them sloshed!!


  5. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — May 5, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I love the pictures and the drink just sounds so amazing!!


  6. #
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — May 5, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Wow Jennie, this is not only a great cocktail, but a fun one! I´m not much of a beer drinker, but I´m trying this as soon as I can! Talk about a party.


  7. #
    Katy — May 5, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Totally different to any cocktail I’ve ever seen – this looks like so much fun!


  8. #
    Jen @JuanitasCocina — May 5, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I’ll take two. Yes, I’ll be dancing on the table, but that’s okay. It’s Cinco de Mayo!


  9. #
    Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes — May 5, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I couldn’t WAIT to see this recipe. You totally out did yourself. ;) I love the presentation — so so much.


  10. #
    BusyWorkingMama — May 5, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Fun and colorful beverage!


  11. #
    gail {A Stack of Dishes} — May 5, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Me so thirsty!! A total party in a glass- fantastic!


  12. #
    Dawn Lombardo — May 5, 2013 at 11:34 am

    They were DELICOUS!!! I love the pic!


  13. #
    Liz — May 5, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I make a version of these, too, but mine don’t have the pineapple nectar. Think I need to try yours next…they sound amazing!!!


  14. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — May 5, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Yeah, baby! Love the name, love the look, love the flavors! Pinning!


  15. #
    CCU — May 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Gorgeous and totally fun drink :)

    Choc Chip Uru


  16. #
    Sarah — May 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    The idea is still foreign to me but my dad says they’re delicious!


  17. #
    Anita at Hungry Couple — May 5, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I’m intrigued! These do look so yummy and refreshing!


  18. #
    Bea — May 5, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Oh, how I wish to have one of those delicious looking Margaronas next to me right now?! They look and sound so so delicious!!!


  19. #
    Kim Beaulieu — May 5, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Dude you are a genius. I mean seriously, this is out of this world.


  20. #
    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — May 6, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Love it! Just the thing to get the party started… and then shut it down in the best way possible! :)


  21. #
    Katie — May 6, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Like Jen said, there is a restaurant here in Tampa that makes margaronas too! Not to mention, one of their sister restaurants makes slamgrias (with a mini bottle of red, white, or sparkling wine propped in the glass). I love the flavor combo! And I like your version with the mini Corona bottle, because the restaurant in Tampa uses HUGE fishbowl sized glasses, and a full size Corona…almost too much for one person to handle!


  22. #
    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — May 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I kept singing “Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-garona” to the tune of My Sharona while reading this! This is one of my new favorite drinks to have out at Mexican restaurants. It is an amzing science experiment that is also dang tasty!


  23. #
    Meghan — May 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    These are so fun! And the pineapple nectar – yum!! Love your pics too!


  24. #
    Alaiyo Kiasi — May 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    This looks so refreshing, and it’s photographed so beautifully. Love your writing in this post!


  25. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 7, 2013 at 12:34 am

    I am so intrigued by beer-ritas, I think I would really like them!


  26. #
    Lane @ Supper for a Steal — May 7, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I have seen these done, but I have never had one. I love beer in my margaritas! You can come vacation down here in Florida and make these for me :)!!!


  27. #
    Cindys Recipes and Writings — May 8, 2013 at 4:18 am

    I never had these two together this sounds like a great summer drink!


  28. #
    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — May 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Oh my gosh, my friends and I got these in Vegas, and carried them around looking like dorks for hours :) They were actually really terrible because the margaritas were WAY too sweet! I liked the concept though, and I’m sure yours are much better than what we were served in Vegas!


  29. #
    Megan — May 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I just had my first Margarona not too long ago! I loved it. Great recipe :)


  30. #
    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — May 9, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Girl, you’re my hero for making margaronas. You have no idea how badly I need one (or six) of these right now. Your photos are gorgeous too!


  31. #
    Terra — May 12, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    You know, when I noticed a drink like this at our local restaurant, I thought it sounded so weird. However, you have peeked my interest, and your recipe looks really delicious!! Fun, Hugs, Terra



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