It's a hot, lazy summer day and you're not anywhere near your ideal beach bar. What should you do? Fill up a kiddie pool, turn up the tunes, and fix up a pitcher of beer margaritas, which is a classic margarita meets beer cocktail. This DIY lime-a-rita recipe will have you feeling like you're relaxing ocean-side in no time. Best of all, it's a yummy cocktail recipe to make for a crowd at your next backyard BBQ or Cinco de Mayo party.

This might be the easiest of all easy recipes. You need four things: tequila, frozen limeade concentrate, light beer and lime wedges. Stir all the ingredients except the lime wedges together in a large pitcher. Add ice to mason jars or margarita glasses, then pour the liquid mix over the ice cubes. Garnish with the lime wedges and then enjoy your summer cocktail!

If you like, you can add kosher salt to the rim of the glasses. Lager-style beers work well in this lime-a-rita recipe, but any light beer will work. The recipe makes eight servings; double it for a larger crowd.

DIY Lime-A-Rita Pitcher Cocktail 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time:



  • 12 oz frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 12 oz tequila
  • 5 12 oz bottles light beer (Lagers work well)
  • Lime wedges, for garnish


Combine all ingredients but the lime wedges in a large pitcher, lightly stirring to evenly mix.

Serve over ice, garnished with lime, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
DIY Lime-A-Rita Pitcher Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267
% Daily Value*
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 66mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Sugars 26g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.