On the first Friday of every August, we celebrate International Beer Day. Why would a margarita focused site celebrate a day dedicated to beer? Beer, in combination with tequila and your lime base can be a great addition to a margarita. Many restaurants and bars around the United States have added a beer based margarita to their menu. Often times, you will see an upside down Corona or Dos Equis sitting in a margarita glass.
The origins of the day are said to come from two craft beer enthusiasts from internationalbeerday.com who dreamed up the idea back in 2007. Their website says the purpose of International Beer Day is “to gather with friends and enjoy the deliciousness that is beer, celebrate the dedicated men and women who brew and serve our beer and to bring the world together under the united banner of beer, by celebrating the beers of all nations and cultures together on this one remarkable day.” We think these are really great reasons to enjoy a tasty beer today.
- 6 oz blanco tequila
- 12 oz beer (any will do – lighter style beers work best – For a Texas twist, we recommend: Saint Arnold Summer Pils or Shiner Light Blonde)
- 6 oz Margarita Texas Mix)
- Ice cubes to suit
- Lime flavored salt
Cover the rim of the glass with the salt. Pour all ingredients into blender and blend well.