Spicy Beer Rita

July 14, 2011

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: I'm no mixologist, but made this with stuff in the fridge just so I could sit on my porch and watch the sun set. It was refreshing indeed. For when a beer is just too light and a margarita may just be one too many.edamame2003

Food52 Review: When I saw this recipe it reminded me of my favorite margarita recipe which includes 12 oz. of beer in the mix, so I was excited to see how this turned out. It is absolutely delightful. As promised, a bit lighter than a classic margarita, and the combination of flavors makes this cocktail entirely new -- and it sure does go down easy. Very refreshing on a 102º day, I'll say! My personal preference would omit rimming the glass with sugar, but don't pass on the peppers -- they really add that extra kick. Great job edamame2003! - Deanna1001deanna1001

Serves: 1


  • juice of 1 1/2 fresh limes
  • 1 teaspoon agave (or to taste)
  • 1/8 cup silver tequila
  • splash of Cointreau
  • 1/2 cup beer--ale tastes best
  • 4 thin slices serrano pepper
  • Turbinado Sugar on glass rim
In This Recipe


  1. Mix lime juice, agave, tequila, Cointreau and beer.
  2. line the rim of the glass with sugar
  3. place ice cubes in the glass
  4. pour mixture over the ice cubes and throw in the serrano slices.

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)

4 Reviews

bottomupfood July 21, 2011
This sounds like it could be either delicious or disgusting. I'm guessing that since you entered this in this contest, it is delicious. :)
Author Comment
edamame2003 July 22, 2011
ha! i did enter it after drinking it...
Sagegreen July 21, 2011
This looks really interesting. I bet it is good!
Author Comment
edamame2003 July 22, 2011
the beer gives it a little carbonation--it is kind of interesting...thanks for testing. hope u like it!