I don't know about you, but being this close to Cinco de Mayo makes me crave margaritas! Simply made, a margarita is tequila, orange liquor, and lime juice. However, this recipe for the ultimate margarita takes the concoction to a whole new level. Limeade concentrate and beer are the secret ingredients that make it exceptionally refreshing. While I prefer my margaritas on the rocks, this recipe is also nice blended.

To rim the glass with salt, rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass. Dip it in a bowl of coarse salt, turning the glass in a circular motion. Carefully fill with ice and the margarita.

To check out the recipe — seriously this is a keeper, I've made it more times than I can remember! —


Ultimate Margarita

Ultimate Margarita


1.5 cups tequila
1/2 cup Grand Marnier
1/3 bottle beer (light beer: Budweiser, Coors, Miller)
1 can frozen lemonade or limeade concentrate
Juice from 1 lemon
Juice from 1 lime
Sugar to taste
Salt, if preferred to rim glass


  1. In a blender combine all ingredients, blend until smooth. Alternately, combine all ingredients except ice in a pitcher and pour into an ice filled glass.

Makes 12.

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