You guys…I got it! Dad’s Killer Beergarita recipe!
Wow, I totally just felt like a 17 year old calling all her friends after raiding her parent’s liquor cabinet. Not that I ever did that or anything. Cough.
Anyways! Beergaritas are one of my Dad’s specialties and are the ultimate in summer refreshment. Lime-flavored light beer is spiked with a shot of tequila and triple sec, lightly sweetened with Rose’s lime juice and limeade, then topped off with freshly squeezed lime juice. These babies are KILLER!!
My Dad cooks and mixes drinks a lot like me – add a pinch of this, a dash of that – but I asked him to try his very best to measure and write the recipe down the next time he made a batch, and he totally pulled through. ‘Cause he’s nice like that.
Plus he was pretty jazzed about the prospect of his recipe appearing on the blog. Go Dad, go!
On the blog? My recipe? Could it be?!
Per Dad’s instructions: For one Beergarita, pour 1 cold Miller Chill inside a large glass. You could use Bud Light Lime, or a regular beer for that matter, but Miller Chill tastes the absolute best.
Add 1 shot each Tequila and Triple Sec into the glass next.
Don’t hate on Juarez, btw. The price of liquor doesn’t matter too much when making a mixed drink (just ask my brother!) Use whatever you’ve got though!
Next, add 1/2 shot Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice, which you get right by the margarita stuff in the store.
I don’t love the idea of adding sugar to my beergarita, but in the grand scheme of things, it is a whole lot less than if I was drinking a straight up margarita, or even Bud Light’s new lime-a-rita stuff, which is so sweet it kind of hurts my teeth!
Anyways, add 1 Tablespoon thawed Limeade next. Again – the whole sugar thing, I know, but it’s just 1 Tablespoon.
Finish ‘er up with the juice of 1/2 lime and some ice!
Ready, set, refresh!
Dad’s Killer Beergaritas
Makes 1 Beergarita
1 Miller Chill (or Bud Light Lime, or any light beer)
1 shot tequila
1 shot triple sec
1/2 shot Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice
1 Tablespoon frozen Limeade concentrate, thawed
Juice from 1/2 lime
Combine all ingredients together in a large glass. Mix, then add ice.
These are sooo delicious! Rather than the sickeningly sweet flavor of a standard margarita, these beergaritas have just a hint of sweet, and a whole lot of tart and fizz from the lime and light beer.
You could run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass, then dip it in course salt before adding your beergarita ingredients, or go without and snack on some lightly salted peanuts instead, which is how I usually roll.
Ben and I are attending an outdoor concert with my parents tonight, and I’m packing half-frozen beergaritas in mason jars to bring with us. It’s supposed to be 105 with the heat index…they should help cool things down!
What’s one your Dad’s specialties in the kitchen (or behind the bar!)?