- 2 ounces silver tequila
- 6-8 ounces lager to top off
- Lime wedge for garnish
- In a pint glass, add tequila.
- Top off with lager.
- Garnish with lime wedge.
Variations of the Beer With Tequila
Even though this beer tequila cocktail, or beertail, only calls for two ingredients, you can punch it up to three ingredients or swap a few around to style your drink to better suit your preferences.
- Vary the types of lager you try, from something with a fruitier palette to something that complements the flavors of tequila like a Mexican lager. An American lager will have a crisp taste, but a pilsner will make the drink a bit lighter.
- Give it a bolder lime flavor by adding approximately a half ounce of lime juice, a little less if you want it subtle, or a little more if you love lime.
- Don't feel like you need to limit your drink to silver tequila. Try it out with a reposado or añejo. If you prefer a smooth oak or caramel flavor, use reposado. Añejo should be your pick if you want a bolder flavor that's a little sweeter than reposado. Completely flip the script for something a bit smokier by using mezcal; this will also give the lager a taste of a rauchbier, or smoked beer.
You can skip the garnish for the beer and tequila drink, or you can explore a few of these options, whatever completes your dreams.
- Change out the lime wedge for a lime slice or wheel instead.
- A salt rim would fit in quite nicely. Rub the rim of the glass with a lime wedge, then dip the entire rim, or just a small section, in salt. Do all this before you add the ingredients to the glass.
- Sprinkle a pinch of lime zest over the top of the head of the beer.
- Play off of the flavors of the beer you chose, using a lemon or orange garnish instead of lime.
A Look at the Beer Tequila
Mixing beer with booze is far from a modern-day invention, although it's a new discovery to many year after year. The crisp and lemony shandy, or beer and lemonade, is a proud product of the British back in the 1800s. The Germans have their own spin, as do the Spanish. With a few more ingredients, the beer and tequila cocktail becomes a lagerita; you only need to add orange liqueur and agave. However you spin it, the beertail family is one with a great list of options.
A Beer for When You Want Something a Little More
Life's too short to compromise when you can't decide whether to enjoy a beer or a cocktail. With a beer and tequila drink, there's no longer a need to make that decision. And it's an easy out when your friends are pushing tequila shots. Empty your shot glass into your beer and enjoy your tequila in peace.