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Mexican Summer Beer

April 22, 2013
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by thenestinggame

Last summer, I posted about my favorite summer party drink, Summer Beer. (Clearly, it’s for the summer.) And a ton of you have taken a liking to it too as it is BY FAR the #1 post on my blog.

So, with Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, I thought I’d add an amigo to the Summer Beer arsenal… say “┬íHola!” to Mexican Summer Beer!

mexican summer beerGo ahead and Pin that, why dontchya?

Mexican Summer Beer is a little less sweet than the original version, but on a hot day in Guadalajara, that could be a good thing!

Here’s what you will need to get the fiesta started.

mexican summer beer ingredients

The structure is the same as the original Summer Beer: 4 cold light beers, a can of frozen juice concentrate and vodka.

corona light

In this case, I am using Corona Light, Limeade and (again) Tito’s vodka.

mexican summer beer ingredients list

 

I combine them all in a pitcher and stir it up. I do feel like the drink “holds” better if its made in small batches, vs. making a huge vat at once. However, if you’re having a big party I think it’s fine to double up, but the beer will go flat if you make too much and let it sit out.

I also prefer to fill the glasses with ice instead of putting it in the pitcher to avoid watering it down. Mexican Summer Beer is also good with a few squirts of fresh lime—and perhaps a salted rim?

glass of mexican summer beer above

I’ve seen those Budweiser Lime-a-Ritas and I’ve wondered if they are similar to Mexican Summer Beer. I’ve also wondered if an orange-flavored vodka might give it a little more of a triple-sec vibe, bringing it closer to a margarita flavor. I will have to try these strategies one once the baby is on the outside and report back.

Add some chips and salsa and perhaps a sombrero or two and you are ready for a great Cinco de Mayo party. Or a Seis de Junio. Or a Cuatro de Julio…

mexican summer beer party

Would you try this out? (I mean, you really don’t have much to lose…) How about the can’t-miss classic version? I’d love to know!

PS. Need to chill a drink in a hurry? Here’s the fastest way.

PPS. I’ve been updating some old posts and, unfortunately, they’ve been re-sent to my e-mail subscribers and re-published to RSS feeds in the process. My apologies for accidentally spamming you!

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. Elaine Smart permalink
    April 22, 2013 7:09 pm

    Are you already dreaming about your first drink of the year?! Will be soon!

  2. Taylor permalink
    April 23, 2013 1:14 pm

    I’m just happy to say that being prego hasn’t kept Molly from buying wine or making Summer Beer. That and the fact that I’ve had a regular designated driver makes me a lucky man. Even more so when that person is my BFF. (Yes, I had to attempt to finish all this Mexican Summer Beer solo.)

  3. April 25, 2013 1:49 pm

    Super tasty looking! Been wondering about them since the upside down bottles in marg glasses at restaurants but definitely giving this a shot at the lake!!

  4. Holly permalink
    April 26, 2013 2:37 pm

    I’m allergic to beer but not cider! What would you suggest to mix a cider with?

    • Tricia permalink
      May 25, 2013 3:48 pm

      Apple juice or fruit punch would be amazing, Holly. And I’d try rum or vodka. Or peach schnapps. :)
      (owned a bar for two years)

  5. Stephanie permalink
    April 28, 2013 9:43 am

    The bud limearitas are really sweet, I would not mix them with limeade. I would try bud light lime instead of corona (I’ve used it in the summer beer recipe, raspberry and lime are a nice pairing!)

  6. Tricia permalink
    May 25, 2013 3:46 pm

    I am thinking tequila would have been pretty awesome in this! MMMMMM

  7. Angel permalink
    May 30, 2013 11:49 pm

    OMG!! This is so delicious! I just whipped up a ‘tester’ batch for a weekend at the river, so easy and so good. Hubby was a little skeptical when I told him about it, but we are both enjoying our second glass :) thank you!

  8. Lee Bankston permalink
    June 3, 2013 12:56 am

    This looks DELICIOUS! and I absolutely adore the huge margarita glass for the chips! I want one! Love, love!! :)

  9. Linda permalink
    June 3, 2013 3:19 pm

    Tequila does make them wonderful. To tone it down a bit and make it go a bit further for parties, I have added a couple cans of Fresca

  10. Elizabeth C permalink
    July 4, 2013 1:19 pm

    You rock, or in this case rocks! Glad I found u on Pinterest. Yes, u have changed my drink life. Ques: U ( or anyone else) ever try with Tequila? I’m thinking more of the MX version. Again, thnx! E

  11. Elizabeth permalink
    September 29, 2013 2:40 pm

    What if you don’t have access to frozen concentration juice?

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      October 1, 2013 3:29 pm

      It’s in the supermarket frozen section in the US. If you live in another country, maybe ask around? There might be a similar product.

  12. November 22, 2013 1:04 pm

    My sister-in-law introduced me to this! Now we make this drink for big gatherings during the summer, and it’s always a hit!

  13. Jess permalink
    March 27, 2014 10:27 am

    If you use tequila instead & one can of sprite you have yourself an AMAZING texan margarita ;)

  14. Dee permalink
    May 30, 2014 9:20 am

    How would you carry this to the beach with you? Thinking great July 4th drink but not sure best way to pack in cooler… Also, if you added Tequila instead of vodka would the portions stay the same? Thanks!!!!

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