I know what you are thinking. You’re thinking it’s still January and it is most likely in some version of the 30s where you are and this drink is definitely more suited for summertime. I’m not going to argue with you about any of that. This is definitely a summer drink. It is actually my favorite pool drink.
But here’s the thing y’all. We’ve been having some crazy warm weather lately and it’s made me super nostalgic for swimsuits and grilling out and summer cocktails with lots of lime. So, crank-up your thermostat to 80, throw on your most summer-y clothes, and treat yourself to a beerita. You’ll be glad you did. Even if everyone else thinks you’re a little nuts (don’t worry, you get used to that feeling).
The best thing about this beerita is it combines tequila, beer, and salgur. Oh what’s that? You’ve never heard of salgur? Well step into my world that is based mostly on TV shows. That I watch over and over again. Lane makes fun of me for watching the same 5 shows in rotation, but I can’t help it. I like knowing what’s going to happen, it means I don’t have to pay attention I can just leave the TV on in the background for noise.
And salgur is a concoction made by Leslie Knope (aka Amy Poehler) on Parks and Rec. It’s basically sugar and salt mixed together. And it is delicious. So finally I can say all that Netflix bingeing has paid off. Wait, do you think this means I can write off my Netflix bill?? Just kidding IRS guys…I’m just kidding.
Probs not. But it was worth a try. Anyhoo, back to these delicious guys. If you’ve never had a beerita you are in for a treat. Lime juice, simple syrup, Tecate beer (yes, it has to be Tecate, no I’m not in cahoots with them to boost the sell of Tecate) and tequila join forces to create a semi-margarita mixed with beer (hence the name).
It goes great with Tex-Mex or anything really. I highly recommend it with the guacamole. Or the chile relleno chicken tacos. Or the breakfast popovers. Just kidding. Don’t drink at breakfast y’all. Unless its a bloody mary or a mimosa or something. You know, just keep it classy.
If you have had a beerita before you have probably had it with the limeade concentrate stuff. Which is what I’ve had too. But it is soooooo much better with fresh lime. Plus making it yourself saves you from the high fructose corn syrup that is in the concentrate stuff. I mean, this recipe has sugar, but y’all, we gotta draw the line somewhere. And I arbitrarily decided it was drawn at high fructose corn syrup after seeing all those Juicey Juice commercials.
So for a tiny bit of extra effort you get something that tastes soooooo much better and is healthier (and juicing the limes can count as a workout, right?). That’s right. Beeritas go into my book of healthy things to consume. I really should consider becoming a nutritionist y’all. I think I could
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- 1 c. water
- 1 c. sugar
- 3 c. lime juice
- 1 c. tequila
- 2 Tecate beers
- 1 T. salt
- 1 T. sugar
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- Lime slices for garnish
- In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat mix the sugar and water and stir until combined. Remove from heat and set aside to cool (about 40 min to 1 hour). While simple syrup is cooling, juice your limes.
- Once syrup has cooled, combine syrup, lime juice, tequila and Tecate beers in a large pitcher. On a small plate, mix together sugar and salt. Using the lime wedges, coat the top outer rim of each glass in lime juice. Place the glass top down in the salgur mixture and roll to coat the top sides of the rim. Fill the glasses with beerita and garnish with a lime slice (if you want to get fancy). Enjoy!