Margarita purists may need to sit down and take a few deep breaths before reading this post.
We know, this is an unconventional recipe for margaritas. But we promise it's good — and, it turns out, the idea is not really that uncommon.
Epicurious and Rachael Ray both have recipes for margaritas made with beer, and ours is very similar — a mixture of tequila, beer, and frozen limeade. We refer to these as Markaritas, named after the friend who created them.
We like them because they are so, so easy to mix up, and don't require us to squeeze dozens of limes. Also, we're more likely to have extra beer on hand than triple sec. The beer cuts the sweetness of the limeade, and yet the finished product doesn't taste like beer at all. It tastes like a margarita. Enjoy!
Margaritas Made with Beer
6 ounces frozen limeade, undiluted
6 ounces tequila
6 ounces light beer
See? We told you it was easy. Combine limeade, tequila, and beer in a blender, fill with ice, and blend until smooth.
(Thanks, Mark and Renee!)
(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)