Corona Margarita Recipe (Father’s Day Margarita)


By learning how to make a Coronarita, you can create the perfect Father’s Day cocktail! A Corona margarita simply combines Corona beer with a delicious frozen margarita which is perfect for hot summer days. Gather the family for a barbecue or cookout and sip beergaritas!

Two large margarita glasses with frozen beergaritas inside garnished with inverted Corona Light beers.
Learn how to make a Coronarita recipe. 

Why You’ll Love Frozen Corona Margarita 

A Corona margarita is a frozen drink that gives you the best qualities of beer and a classic margarita in one amazing drink! Here are other reasons why you’ll love it:

  • This Coronarita recipe is so easy to make since the blender does all the work for you. 
  • It’s a unique and cool-looking drink. I mean, a margarita with actual beer bottles dunked inside the glasses? These are always a crowd-pleaser.
  • It tastes amazingly sweet, and every sip offers a great mix of limeade and beer flavors that pair nicely with tequila.
  • Blending with ice gives the beergarita the right frostiness to help you feel refreshed on a hot day. 

Related: Flavored Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo

Sometimes called a Mexican bulldog, this easy margarita with beer is absolutely delicious. Although if you don’t already love beer, you may not like this.

Drinking a Corona margarita can be a bit of a challenge because the beer bottle is inside the glass when you are trying to sip. But hey, if you’re looking for a fun margarita experience, this won’t disappoint! We definitely suggest using a straw.

This Father’s Day margarita recipe is perfect to share with dads; it’s also great for Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesdays, or any summer party that calls for a delicious, frosty margarita! 

A quick note: just be careful when drinking a Coronarita margarita! It’s very boozy, considering it’s a frozen margarita AND a small bottle of beer combined in a glass. 


Bottles of Pantalones Tequila Blanco, Triple Sec, and Coronita Extra with a Kroger frozen limeade on a counter.
Ingredients you need to make a delicious margarita with beer.

Frozen limeade concentrate does the heavy lifting in this Coronarita recipe. It’s already frozen, which adds to the frostiness of the Corona margarita plus it has lime flavor and sweetness. You can try homemade limeade if you are concerned about sugar etc, but this is one of those drinks where the concentrate will work the best.

The tequila we grabbed for this recipe was Pantalones Tequila Blanco. You can use any type of tequila on your bar. After all, the best tequila for making a Coronarita is the one you already have! But I prefer blanco for this since it lets the beer flavor come through.

We used Triple Sec but you could use any orange liqueur you have.

Since we’re making a frozen margarita, we need to use ice. We added about 3 cups of ice to this recipe to give it the perfect slushy texture. 

Lastly, we used Corona to give this drink its signature, Dad-approved beer flavor. We used the smaller, 7 oz Coronita bottles to give the beergarita its signature look! You can use any light Mexican beer for this recipe. I’m just not sure if they come in small bottlees.

Be sure to scroll down to the printable recipe card for the complete recipe.

How to Make a Coronarita Recipe

For these Beer Margaritas we used spritz glasses since they had more room for the beer bottles than any of the margarita glasses we own. They are also sometimes served in schooners.

A container of Twang Reserve Pickle Flavored Rimming Salt with a plate of lime wedges behind it on a counter.
A woman dipping a margarita glass into a plate with pickle-flavored rimming salt.

Add the Salt Rim

We used pickle salt for this Corona Margarita since we thought the flavors would go well together and we were totally right! We used Twang Reserve Pickle Flavored Rimming Salt

Moisten the rim of a spritz glasses with a lime wedge. Turn the glass upside down, then dip it in the container with the pickle-flavored salt. Make sure that most of the rim is covered with salt. Set aside. 

TIP: Use a salt rimming plate to keep the salt in the container as fresh as possible. Just add some salt to the plate, then rim from there.

Related: How to Salt a Margarita Glass Rim Properly

A person pouring some Pantalones Tequila Blanco from a jigger into a blender.

Step 1

Using a jigger, measure tequila and Triple Sec and add to the jar of a blender. Next, add the frozen limeade and ice. Mix the ingredients well using the blender. 

A person pouring some frozen beergarita from a blender into a glass with pickle-flavored rimming salt.

Step 2

Pour the frozen margarita mixture into the pickle-rimmed glasses, filling them about ¾ of the way to help hold the bottle. 

A person about to invert an opened bottle of Corona Light Beer into a Frozen Coronarita in a glass with pickle-flavored rim.

Step 3

Pop open the Coronita, then invert the bottles into the glasses. You’ll want to turn the bottle over as quickly as possible so that you don’t pour out too much of the beer into the glass.

Make sure the bottle’s neck is completely submerged. Garnish with lime wedge. Serve and enjoy. 

If you prefer, you can use these special bottle clips to help keep the bottle upright and out of your way while you’re drinking.


  • Make sure to wash the outside of the beer bottle first before dunking them in the glasses.
  • Chill your margarita glasses in the fridge for 10-15 minutes before using them in this cocktail recipe. This will help your drink stay cooler longer.
  • If you feel the drink needs to be thicker, add more ice.

Variations to Try

  • MAKE FRUITY MARGARITAS – Swap half of the frozen limeade for other fruit-flavored concentrates, such as orange, grapefruit, strawberry, or raspberry.
  • USE A DIFFERENT RIM – Don’t have any pickle-flavored rimming salt? Just use plain coarse salt or Tajin seasoning to rim your glasses with.
  • MAKE A MOCKTAIL BEERGARITA – Swap the beer for non-alcoholic beer, use zero-proof tequila, and skip Triple Sec to make a mocktail version. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do they put beer in a margarita?

The upside-down beer in the margarita adds some great maltiness and earthy undertones to the mix, creating a balanced, well-rounded cocktail that’s very enjoyable, especially to those who LOVE beers.

Won’t the drink overflow when the inverted beer bottle is placed inside a glass with margarita?

When making a Coronarita, we suggest using 7 oz beer bottles as these fit spritz or schooner glasses the best. Once you invert the bottle and submerge it in the margarita mixture, there’s no need to worry about the cocktail overflowing. The beer will slowly flow out of the bottle due to gravity and the pressure balance between the liquid inside the bottle and the margarita in the glass. This setup ensures the drink doesn’t overflow immediately.

What type of beer is best for making beergaritas?

Light Mexican beers work best for this recipe. They won’t overpower the margarita flavors of the cocktail.

What’s best to serve with Coronaritas?

Mexican foods like quesadillas, fajitas, nachos, and tacos pair well with this drink. Seafood dishes like fish tacos, grilled fish, and ceviche are also great with Coronoritas. If you’re serving appetizers, go for some buffalo wings and chips and guacamole.

An inverted Coronita Extra bottle inside a margarita glass with frozen beergarita .

We hope you’ll be trying out our refreshing Coronarita recipe soon. Serve this Father’s Day margarita during gatherings to make them extra special for family and friends, especially your dad!

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Two frozen beer margaritas with an inverted bottle of Corona Light Beer in each.

Frozen Coronarita Recipe

This Coronarita recipe is perfect for special occasions and sipping by the pool. Combine a frozen margarita and Mexican beer for a refreshing cocktail this summer!
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 2 cocktails
Calories 515 kcal


  • 1 Blender


  • 12 ounces frozen concentrate limeade frozen
  • 9 ounces tequila
  • 3 ounces Triple Sec
  • 3 cups ice
  • 2 bottles Corona Light 12-ounce


  • Open the container of pickle-flavored rimming salt. Moisten the rim of your glasses with a lime wedge, then dip your glasses in the container. Set aside.
  • Using a jigger, measure tequila and Triple Sec, then add to the blender. Next, add the frozen limeade and ice. Mix the ingredients well using the blender.
  • Pour the frozen margarita mixture into the pickle-rimmed glasses, filling them about ¾ of the way full to help hold the bottle.
  • Pop open the Corona Light, then invert the bottles into the glasses. Garnish with lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.


  • Make sure to wash the outside of the beer bottle first before dunking them in the glasses. 
  • Chill your margarita glasses in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes before using them in this cocktail recipe. This way, your drink will stay cooler longer.
  • If you feel the drink needs to be thicker, add more ice.
  • If you don’t want to use pickle salt, you can also use regular margarita salt or Tajin.


Serving: 1drinkCalories: 515kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 0.05gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 28mgPotassium: 33mgSugar: 36gVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword beer margarita, easy margarita recipe, frozen coronarita
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