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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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16 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 ;)


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