Cherry Beer Margaritas

What’s better than Cherry Margaritas? Cherry Margaritas with Beer! You’ll want to sip this refreshing cocktail all summer long.

Cherry Beer Margaritas

I love a good summer drink! There’s nothing better than sitting out on the deck on a warm night sipping something cold, preferably with a splash of citrus.

Last summer I was addicted to Lemonade Beer with Cherry Rum. This new cherry drink is very similar–it’s Cherry Margaritas with Beer!

Beer Margaritas

I really enjoy the taste of the citrus with the beer. Give me a Corona with lime and I’m a happy girl.

That’s where the inspiration for this easy cocktail recipe came from. Marry the corona-lime combo with last year’s cherry rum Beer Lemonade recipe and you get these delicious Cherry Beer Margaritas.

When 5:00 pm rolls around you know what I’ll be drinking this summer!

Need an alcohol free citrus drink? This Strawberry Mocktail is the perfect, refreshing answer!

How to make Cherry Margaritas with Beer

Sweet, simple and refreshing is my motto when it comes to adult beverages! For these cherry margaritas you only need FOUR ingredients:

  1. Corona – always in stock in our fridge during the summer months!
  2. Tequila I used a mid shelf variety that’s our go-to for mixed drinks
  3. Cherry 7-UpSee below for substitution ideas
  4. Limeade concentrate the frozen kind please!

I mix up the drinks in a large pitcher to pour from. Start with the limeade concentrate, then add the tequila, cherry 7-up and corona beer. Stir everything together then pour into glasses and enjoy.

I recommend that you garnish every glass with some maraschino cherries and lime wedges! Serve them in martini glasses with the lime and cherry speared on toothpicks for a fun and festive twist.

Of course, there’s no need to get too fussy with the presentation if you’re just making a pitcher to enjoy on a Wednesday night. Pour this concoction into any glass you like and you’re ready for a delicious time!

Even my friends who aren’t big fans of drinking Corona on its own quite enjoyed this twist on a cherry margarita. It’s just sweet enough without being syrupy and the bubbly soda brings all the different flavors together perfectly.

Substitution Ideas

This recipe idea was inspired by some of the substitutions I used with my shanty recipe–namely, substituting limeade for lemonade. It works both ways. Lemonade concentrate would be delicious here, too.

7-Up Substitutions:

Not into cherry flavor in your margaritas? Use regular 7-up instead and garnish with extra lime wedges.

Other clear lemon lime sodas would work well here too, like Sprite or Sierra Mist. I’ve used Cherry Sprite when the store has been out of 7-Up with great success! They also make a tropical mix flavored Sprite that I’d love to try in my Beer Margaritas next.

Tequila substitutions:

If you prefer vodka cocktails over tequila margaritas, you can certainly substitute it in this recipe. Your favorite middle shelf vodka would be delicious mixed with corona and limeade, or try cherry flavored spirits. To keep this on the less strong side of the cocktail charts, you’re also welcome to omit the tequila and add more limeade or soda instead.

Corona substitutions:

The Corona is my favorite beer variety to use in beer margaritas! It’s so crisp and light while complimenting the zesty lime flavor. You could also substitute Dos Equis or another Mexican lager like Modelo or Dos Equis.

Can this be made ahead of time?

Pitcher cocktails with soda or beer don’t lend themselves well to sitting around in the fridge while you get ready for the party. Who wants to drink a flat soda let alone a flat beer margarita? No bueno.

To keep these bubbly and fresh, mix the drinks together just before serving. It only takes 30 seconds to open the bottles, pour everything in and combine. Tasty, refreshing and oh-so-easy.

More Tips for Serving

  • Feel free to double the recipe if you’re serving a crowd. This recipe fills 6 – 8 martini glasses (depending on how generously you pour).
  • With both tequila and beer, this is definitely on the stronger side. So, I like to serve it in smaller martini glasses or high ball glasses. The limeade and 7-up help make the Cherry Margaritas endlessly sippable!
  • To keep cold: Use very cold ingredients when you mix the drink and serve it right away. You could also drop some frozen cherries in the bottom of each glass to keep your margarita cold without diluting the taste.
  • Nonalcoholic option: Dilute limeade concentrate with a can or two of cherry 7-up for a mocktail the kids can enjoy, too. Don’t forget to garnish with extra cherries!

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Yield: 4 servings

Cherry Beer Margaritas


  • 1 bottle Corona (12oz)
  • 1 can Cherry 7up (12oz)
  • 1 can frozen limeade concentrate (12oz)
  • 12 oz tequila
  • lime and cherries for garnish


  1. In a large pitcher, mix beer, 7up, limeade and tequila until completely combined. Serve over ice with a lime wedge and cherry. Enjoy!

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Whether you make them for a special occasion blow out or to unwind with a friend on the porch, Cherry Margaritas with Beer taste like summer in a class!


About Aimee

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Posted on May 23, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. Yum! That looks good…perfect for summer. I’d love it if you would consider sharing it with our Summer Recipes linky party. We’re two blogs sharing one combined linky party for double exposure.


  2. I find it incredibly hard to believe that as popular as the Blond Cook’s Cherry Beer Margarita is and has been for months on pinterest (it made most popular drink!), radio stations, other blogs, google, etc. that another food blogger did not see it if they are professional at all. Simply incredulous. ““The taking of material from another blog or website without explicit permission is, in the end, theft. The reason is the author has worked hard and long to express his or her personal self, the way she sees the world of food, whether through a blog post, a recipe, or even a photograph. It’s her expression, her creativity. When others take that information and post it on their blogs without permission, they’re riding on the creative shoulders of that author.” David Leite

  3. Hi Aimee,
    Sorry about that but I had to vent at the uneducated people leaving nasty comments! I have the same recipe on my blog with a different soda flavor. I would choose to ignore people who have nothing better to do with their time than try and get “credit” for their friends who apparently don’t like to share!

    Hope you have a wonderful week.

    This will probably end up on my blog next 😉


  4. WOW! To all you “Anonymous-ie: too chicken to reveal your real selves people” I can tell you your “Friend” probably got this recipe from someone else too because the first time I had this “Margarita” was at a Pampered Chef party at least 12 years ago and the consultant said it came from either another consultant or the company. Check out my blog and you’ll find the same recipe posted even BEFORE you’re friend’s recipe, but with
    7-up instead of the cherry 7-up. So I suggest you find something worthwhile to do with your time instead of leaving malicious comments on a recipe that was NEVER patented in the first place. Because let’s face it we all use recipes we have had or seen before and change what we like to make them our own. We are NOT making any proceeds off blogging our recipes. Really – Get a life!

  5. Funny, I saw this on the REAL creator’s blog before you “came up with it”. As Judy Garland said..better to be a first rate version of yourself than a second rate version of someone else. Why not actually create something original?

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