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Cherry Beer Margaritas

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

Love cherry margaritas? I put a fun twist on the drink by making a Cherry Margarita Pound Cake. So tasty, and delicious!

Cherry margaritas in a glass garnished with lime and maraschino cherries.

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!

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

Pour beer into a pitcher for cherry beer margaritas.

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 , don’t dilute!

I mix up the drinks in a large pitcher. 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.

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.

PRO TIP: Add some of the maraschino cherry juice for even more cherry flavor!

Ingredients needed to make cherry beer margaritas.

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:

  • Swap out tequila for vodka.
  • Lighten up this drink by removing the tequila and swapping it for more 7UP

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.

Clear glasses filled with iced cherry beer margaritas.

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!
Cherry beer margarita in a stemless wine glass.

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Yield: 6 servings

Cherry Beer Margaritas Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

Notes

  • 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!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 glass

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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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 February 19, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. Wow! Looks like you stole this from another food blog. Shame on you. They did the same drink and even named it the same. They posted before you. Shame!

  2. This is indeed a lovely drink…it’s too bad the mastermind behind this recipe hasn’t been given proper credit.

    Honestly, it’s common blogger etiquette. I suggest you fix this error.

  3. You can bet the drink is awesome! My friend Amy came up with this idea. You may have heard of her…The Blonde Cook. Maybe you should give credit where credit is due.

  4. Whoa whoa whoa… cherry beer margs?! I am SO excited to try this. I love lime in my coronas, too–and I am in love with tangerine wheat beer that’s brewed here in Northern California, so this is right up my alley!

  5. sounds and looks delicious!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/summer-ideas/

    Have a safe and fabulous holiday weekend!

  6. Thanks for linking up to the Piece of Cake Party. Looks delicious. It will be a great way to use up the leftover Corona from Cinco de Mayo. See you next week.

  7. ohhhh my! I think you’ve found just the right combination of everything for the Friday night kick-off to the family reunion coming up in June! Thank you, Aimee. These will definitely be a hit at Mayree’s…

  8. Oh Yes!!! This looks so good right now but it’s only 1:30 pm. ;D Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures Week 35. I hope you will share again next week. <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/05/thursdays-treasures-week-35.html

  9. I can already imagine serving Cherry Beer Margaritas during beach parties with friends and having friends to demand more for such a delicious and well garnished beverage. Thanks for sharing this with us, I’ll have a lot of fun by adding it in my collection of recipes. Keep us updated on your newbies and events.

  10. I adore cherry 7up. And Corona. AND lime. And tequila is a given. I’m making this when my husband comes home! (No need to drink alone 🙂

  11. Well, now I know what I’m making Sunday night for a dinner party I’m having. Thanks! Mucho yummy!

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