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You won't believe these Margaritas!

Stroudsburg, PA(Zone 6a)

The heat of summer always makes me want a Margarita and this is a recipe that you won't believe. However, if you like them you owe it to yourself to give it a try.

1 12 oz can frozen limeade
12 oz water
1 12oz beer
12 oz tequila ( I don't like mine too strong so I use a about 9 oz)

Just use the limeade can to measure the water and tequila as it is equal parts of everything. This is every bit as good as the expensive mixes you buy and much cheaper. Give it a try.

New York, NY(Zone 6b)

Looks good.

New Orleans, LA(Zone 9a)

Thanks for the recipe!! DH & I love margaritas in the summertime. So you think I could make up a batch of these & keep it in a closed pitcher/bottle in the fridge?

Stroudsburg, PA(Zone 6a)

Yes, you sure can. I do it all the time.

Midland, TX(Zone 8a)

Love Margaritas. Will definitely give this version a try. Thanks for posting.
~ pen

Baltimore, MD(Zone 7a)


Printed out your recipe--sounded so good!!!

Just made one batch--haven't done the over ice thing yet--but I did taste it
and it was really good! I did not have enough Tequila--maybe just 8oz.
Can anything else be added to this to compensate?
For the "sweet"--it always calls for Triple Sec in the recipes....what does that contribute--really?

I have some questions.....

--Would an additional beer, or half a can of it, temper the acidity a bit?
It is pretty tart! Or maybe a bit more water than the 12oz. mixed into the frozen Limeaid?
Maybe the ice, once it is really mixed for drinking, will help.

--How about some lemon/Lime soda? (I actually hate these sodas!)
Or Lime sparkling water to "stretch it" a bit? Booze is SO expensive!

Anyone else make it already? Did you add anything different?

Thanks for this recipe---Gita

Stroudsburg, PA(Zone 6a)

If you like it sweeter you can always substitute ginger ale or lemon lime soda for part of the water.

Baltimore, MD(Zone 7a)

Drinking one IS delicious!

The trace of bitterness comes from the beer--I imagine. It is nice.
Having it over a pile of ice also cut the acidity a bit.
Added a bit of Triple-Sec. Made it a bit sweeter.
I think the next time I mix this--I will add another 1/2 can of beer .

Will play around a bit---till I find the right combination.
Please don't mind, rteets. This is, definitely, a keeper!!!


Northwest, MO(Zone 5a)

Yummy...I made these this afternoon. Margaritas are one of my favorite I can have some on hand all the time.

Thanks for the recipe.

Midland, TX(Zone 8a)

I made these Margaritas last night and had a couple friends over. We all thought they were quite good. I would think one's result would depend on the beer used. I used Michelob Ultra, which is a light beer. I used Jose Cuervo tequila. I would not want this drink to be any sweeter.

I did find that it tasted much better over ice than straight up--sorta like the diff between drinking warm beer and cold beer.

Thanks for the recipe, rteets. ~ pen

Stroudsburg, PA(Zone 6a)

Glad to hear you liked it. I use Bud Light Lime beer. I also would not want it to be any sweeter and always serve it over ice.

SE Houston (Hobby), TX(Zone 9a)

Run it through a blender with a whole, peeled, diced up ripe mango and the ice until smooth...Pour....enjoy...

Call me over...salt on my rim, please...

Midland, TX(Zone 8a)

That sounds great Gg. Will definitely try that next time but long drive here from Houston. :))

SE Houston (Hobby), TX(Zone 9a)

You make that drink right and I'll come!!

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Oh my, this recipe sounds delish! I've got the ingredients down for next time I go shopping. All I have on hand right now is the beer.

Thanks for the recipe!

Baltimore, MD(Zone 7a)

It IS totally delish!! I have now made 3 batches......YUMMMIE!!! G.

SE Houston (Hobby), TX(Zone 9a)



Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)


Stroudsburg, PA(Zone 6a)

OMG. I never thought about a mango. That sounds Devine...

SE Houston (Hobby), TX(Zone 9a)


Columbus, OH

Triple sec has an orange flavor as well as being very sweet. I saw a recipe like this a couple years ago, and I'm a total margarita snob--no sweet and sour mix, fresh lime juice, etc. and had to admit was pretty tasty.

Midland, TX(Zone 8a)

On the subject of Margaritas, I will share a story with you...

There was a little bar in Odessa, Texas that had a reputation for having the best Margaritas anywhere. The lady who owned it for many, many years claimed to have a secret ingredient but never would tell. Well, I do not frequent bars, but even I heard about the famous Margaritas.

In her senior years she sold the bar and retired, and the secret was not passed to the new owner. I am a real estate broker, and as it developed, I got involved in a real estate transaction with her and had occasion to visit her in the nursing home where she spent her last months. I mentioned to her that I had heard of her famous Margaritas and dared to ask her if she would tell me how make them. At first she refused, but our business together got more involved, and I visited her several more times, and apparently I was the only one. She said she had no living relatives and that most of her friends had preceded her in death or were too feeble to visit her. Well, on my last visit when I took the closing documents to her she said she had decided she really ought to pass her recipe on.....

I wrote it down, but it was not unlike other Margaritas--Rose's Lime Juice, Triple Sec, tequila, salted rim. Her secret? Use cheap tequila. That's it. She said she discovered early on in her bar that cheap tequila just makes better tasting Margaritas than the premium brands that bartenders are taught to use. She told me what kind she used, and I don't recall, but it was a common, inexpensive brand.

Just so you know...

Baltimore, MD(Zone 7a)

Thanks, Pen....

Cheaper is always good in my life! Will go hunting for cheap....:o)
My God--I bought a bigger bottle of "Margaritaville Premium Gold"
Tequila and it cost $29+ tax. And-- in MD tax is always high.


Stroudsburg, PA(Zone 6a)

Good story. I will buy the cheapest stuff I can find and see if it makes a difference. I'm chuckling still....

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