Football Foodie: Jalapeno Cilantro Beer Margaritas
Recipe type: Beverage
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Serves: 4
A surprisingly refreshing spicy cocktail for the hottest of tailgates.
  • 24 ounces beer (2 12 ounce bottles), preferably a Mexican pale lager brew
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) tequila, preferably a mild reposado style tequila
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) lime juice, about 7-8 good sized limes
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) agave syrup
  • 1-2 jalapenos, depending on desired heat and garnish
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, stems removed
  • Ice
  1. Remove the stems and seeds from the jalapenos and coarsely chop.
  2. In the bottom of a large pitcher, lightly muddle the jalapeno and cilantro in agave syrup.
  3. Dilute the agave syrup with lime juice.
  4. Mix in tequila and beer.
  5. Garnish with an extra lime wedge and jalapeno ring and serve over ice.
Easily doubled or tripled. If prepping ahead of time, wait to add the cilantro until serving as the floral notes of the herb will overpower the drink if added too far in advance.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 11 ounces, not including ice
Recipe by sarah sprague at