Coronarita Cocktail Recipe

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Coronarita Nutrition Facts





Alcohol %:12

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Coronarita is a fun and festive cocktail that combines a classic Margarita with a Corona beer. It's believed to have originated in Texas, as a way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It's a favorite among those who enjoy a refreshing, citrusy cocktail with a beer twist. The Coronarita is typically served in a large goblet or schooner glass, with the Corona bottle inverted into the Margarita, creating a unique and eye-catching presentation.

How Coronarita Tastes?

The Coronarita is a refreshing, citrusy cocktail with a beer twist. It's tangy, slightly sweet, and has a hint of bitterness from the beer. The lime juice adds a zesty kick, while the tequila gives it a strong, robust flavor.

Interesting facts about Coronarita

  • The Coronarita is a hybrid cocktail, combining elements of a Margarita and a Corona beer.
  • It's typically served in a large goblet or schooner glass, with the Corona bottle inverted into the Margarita.
  • Despite its name, the Coronarita is not a traditional Mexican cocktail, but rather a Tex-Mex creation.



The Tequila adds a robust, earthy flavor which is the backbone of this cocktail. Using too much can be overpowering, too little and it’s a glorified beer. Substitute: Mezcal for a smokier taste.

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Lime Juice

Brings the zesty tang needed to balance the sweetness of the triple sec and maltiness of the beer. No lime juice? Try lemon juice, but expect a slightly different zesty tone.

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Triple Sec

Provides a citrusy sweetness that bridges the gap between the tequila and beer. You could use Cointreau for a richer, smoother flavor.

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Corona Beer

It’s not Coronarita without the Corona! It adds a malty, light and fizzy touch that lightens the drink. Swap for another light beer if you must, but it loses its namesake edge.

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Keeps the drink cool and refreshing without diluting it quickly. No ice? You’ll be sipping a lukewarm cocktail, not recommended.

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The salted rim brings out the sweetness and sourness of the drink, perfect for taste contrast. No salt rim? It’s still good, but less of a flavor pop.

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Lime Wedge

For garnish and an extra squeeze of lime if desired. It’s aesthetics meets function! Forgot the wedge? A slice of lemon could work too.

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Recipe. How to make Coronarita Drink

  1. Rim the glass with salt.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Add tequila, lime juice, and triple sec.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Invert a Corona beer into the glass.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill the beer before using.
  • Be careful when inverting the beer into the glass, do it slowly to avoid spills.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Tacos & Nachos: The zesty lime and tequila cut through the richness of cheese and meat.
  • Grilled Seafood: Complements the smoky flavor with its citrus undertones.
  • Fresh Salads: The refreshing aspects of the Coronarita match well with light, crisp salads.

Drink Pairings

  • Water: To stay hydrated between cocktails.
  • Paloma: Another tequila-based drink for a themed cocktail night.

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What you could change in Coronarita

If you don't have Corona beer, you can substitute with any light beer. If you don't have triple sec, you can use any orange liqueur.

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Spicy Coronarita

Add a couple slices of jalapeño to the drink before mixing. The heat from the jalapeños will give a spicy kick that contrasts nicely with the cool, crisp flavors, perfect for those who like it hot!

Blue Coronarita

Swap triple sec for blue curacao to give that vibrant blue color and a slightly different orange flavor profile. This will be a hit for themed parties or just to impress with your bartending color magic!

Frozen Coronarita

Blend the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and ice to make a frozen version of the cocktail. This slushy twist is perfect for beating the heat and makes the drink even more refreshing.

In case you forgot basics how to make Coronarita

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Coronarita

What type of tequila works best in a Coronarita?

Silver or blanco tequilas are usually used in Margaritas and it applies to the Coronarita as well. They are unaged and provide a clean, agave-forward taste that works well with the citrus from the lime.

Can I make a Coronarita without the beer? Will it still be a Margarita?

Yes, the Coronarita without the beer is essentially a Margarita. The beer adds a unique twist but it isn't necessary for the classic Margarita recipe.

Is there a specific way to drink the Coronarita?

Typically, the Coronarita is sipped from the glass, which gradually pulls more of the beer into the Margarita mix. It’s a delicious balancing act!

Can I use a flavored beer in my Coronarita?

Yes, you could use a flavored beer for a unique twist. However, the standard is a light beer, specifically Corona.

What can I use as a sweetener if I want to make my Coronarita sweeter?

You could add a splash of simple syrup or agave syrup to sweeten your Coronarita.

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