Thursday, August 1, 2013

Give it a shot! Must try Margarita-beer cocktail

How do you like your drinks?

The weather has been unseasonably cool making summer living al fresco more bearable.  The "dogs" don't seem to be suffering, thankfully.  The heatwave has broken and we are back at trying to enjoy the season.

That means more time grilling, eating and drinking outdoors.  What better time to do my research on margarita-beer.


I like ice.  I like putting ice in my beverages.

Apparently this puts me in the same league as the people of Thailand, mayor of NYC Michael Bloomberg and celebrity chef/food network star Anne Burrell --who adds ice to her Prosecco (which is a sparkling white wine) and calls it "big girl soda."

Upon my research I came to the conclusion that putting ice in certain liquids seems to cause quite a stir in some people.  

I really do not know why people get angry about how another person enjoys their food or drink.  I saw one comment that said it was "barbaric" to put ice in beer.  Barbaric?  Why would someone care if i put ice in my beverage?  Why the visceral reaction?  I'm drinking or eating it and tasting it…its my preference.  Why would someone care?  

Anyway, sorry about that.  I have decided to be proud about my preference for icy libations.  

I have to admit:  Before I saw that other people were enjoying their drinks the way they choose I had already declared the year 2013 the year I would drink MY drink the way I like it.  If I wanted ice in my wine or beer I was doing it.  (I'm that kind of rebel.)  When I saw that other people were doing the same my feelings were only validated.

What is a Beer Margarita?

Earlier in the summer I was musing on beer margaritas or beer-a-ritas and promised to research the notion.  Once again, something that I thought was so new, so innovative is actually something quite traditional.

Enter the Michelada, which according to wikipedia is basically a prepared Mexican and Latin American cocktail that is made of beer, lime juice, sauces and spices served over ice.  It is often used as a hangover cure.

A margarita is basically tequila and lime juice served over ice in a salted rimmed glass.

So what happens when you combine the two?

margarita beer cocktail marvelousmusings
Margarita-beer cocktail/MarvelousMusings

 Can you say "refreshing"?

How to make a Margarita-Beer cocktail or Beer-a-rita:

Here's what we did:

1 Bottle of Dos Equis beer
1 shot of Patron Silver tequilla
1 salted-rimmed cup filled with ice
fresh lime juice
lime slices

Pour the shot over the ice then add the bottle of beer.  Add fresh lime juice to taste.  There's no need to even stir because the effervescence of the beer does all the work.  Just sit back and delight.

Margarita beer cocktail photo of limes patron tequila dos equis
Margarita-beer cocktail

Sitting al fresco, watching the sunset turned out to be a perfect summer evening.  

photo of sunset for while sipping a margarita beer cocktail marvelous musings

The breeze blowing just enough to keep the gnats and no-see-ums at bay.  Sipping this marvelous cocktail made me feel quite genteel.  How can that be barbaric?

How do you take your drinks?  Do you ice it, too?

P.S.  Yes, on occasion I have put ice in my milk.

And just for the heck of it:

Let me know if you give it a shot!

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  1. I ice ALL wine!! And sometimes beer. This sounds fabulous and I have pinned it so I can find it again! LOL!

  2. Sounds like a fun time for Saturdays. Looks yummy. I would love if you would link this up on our blog @ We have a link party going on now till Friday.

  3. I hope you like it!

    Thanks for the invitation to your party and I will proudly share! Thanks for hosting…Cheers!

  4. Yum! Thanks I will have to try this sometime.

  5. We do something similar and it is so very good!

  6. Beer Margarita's are pretty tasty our recipe is a little different. Thank you for sharing your recipe on Fluster's Creative Muster Party. Now that you found us I hope that you'll continue to join the party every Tuesday evening.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  7. The gang over at My Personal Accent think your post about Beer Margarita is Amazing!! We are going to mix up a batch this weekend. We would like to invite you to party with us starting at 5:00 Thursday nights at our new Blog Strut Peacock Style Link Party to share your creative ideas. Come on over!!

    1. Thank you so much for checking out my post. Did you make some for yourself?
      Thanks for the invite--I will see you Thursday...

      P.S. Your site looks fantastic!

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  9. I like ice in most all my beverages. What I don't like is the ice melt that waters down the beverage. I am investing in a set of stainless steel ice cubes and this should solve the problem. Found you via The Blog Strut.

    Barbara @

    1. We all need to be proud of preference for ice-- Ha-Ha!

      I also don't like how things tend to get watered down, but I have to say that it kind of worked in this concoction. The drink was strong at first sip but mellowed with each other one.

      I have to say I'm totally intrigued by stainless ice cubes--Please report back!

  10. G'day! Never heard of a beer margarita, true!
    I am a no ice type of gal....thanks for allowing me to learn something new!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Dawn's and Amber's Blog Strut Party

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by.
      It was my pleasure to share and I'm glad you learned something--


  11. This looks amazing!! I love it!! I would love to invite you to link it up at our new party Lovely Ladies Linky where you link up once and get seen on 6 blogs!! Link up starts Wednesdays!
    Hope to see you there :)
    Parrish @ Life With The Crust Cut Off

    1. Thanks for the invite! It was my pleasure to share...Thanks for hosting!

  12. How can you ever go wrong with Patron...YUM!

    Inviting you to link up at our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party, which is live now :) we love great drinks!

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