On the first day of August, many people around the world will be celebrating celebrating the India Pale Ale (IPA), a hoppy style beer with an interesting history. According to CraftBeer.com, IPA Day was founded in 2011, as a universal movement created to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers and brewers worldwide, using social media as the common arena for connecting the conversation. International Beer Day is in the first part of August and we featured a beer margarita, so you might see where this is going.
We have made many beer margaritas before but typically used lighter style beers (think Corona or Bud Light) . After hearing that the bitterness of an IPA paired perfectly with the woodiness of a reposado tequila, we decided to try a variation of a popular IPA margarita recipe. The combination worked perfectly as the flavors really complimented each other.
What beers have you tried in a margarita? Let us know in the comments below.
- 2 oz reposado tequila
- 1 oz Margarita Texas Mix
- 6 oz IPA (we used Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA)
Mix all ingredients in shaker and pour into glass.
Based off of recipe: http://drinkwiththewench.com/2011/07/craft-beer-mixiology-the-ipa-a-rita/