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.

It's exactly like the Bud Light Lime-a-rita, a malt beverage that combines the taste of beer with the flavor of an authentic margarita. And because you are making it yourself, you know exactly what is in it. Most malt liquor alcoholic beverages like the mang-o-rita, lemon-ade-rita, straw-ber-rita and peach-a-rita are filled with tons of sugar. That sugar makes hangovers so much worse!

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 or if you want to enjoy a margarita moment. 

DIY Lime-A-Rita Pitcher Cocktail 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time:




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.