The Margarona (origins unknown) refers to a cocktail gaining popularity throughout the United States. The Margarona is the sister cocktail to the Margarita with one distinct difference, the Margarona has a Mini Corona beer (Coronita) inserted upside down into the cocktail. It has been suggested that the mini beer was chosen to create the Margarona over of a full size beer since its compact dimensions would not affect the stability of the cocktail.
The Margarona's "margarita" component is usually served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita) or without ice (straight up). All three methods are frequently served with salt or sugar on the rim of the glass which is optional.
3 oz premium tequila
1 oz premium triple sec
2 oz lime juice
1 cup crushed ice
1 lime wedge
1 mini beer (7 oz)
Pour tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and crushed ice into a blender. Blend well at high speed. Pour into a cocktail glass. Insert opened mini beer into the cocktail upside down. Garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy.
1. Margarona Light - substitute light mini beer.
2. Some Margarona recipes call for the beer to be poured into the margarita mixture and then discard the beer bottle. This variation is an option but considered to be much less festive and presents a problem when trying to identify the drink as an authentic Margarona.
Below are some more pictures and what I ended up looking like when I was finished with my drink. **SMILES**
San Jose Mexican Restaurant
5811 Poyner Village Pkwy
Raleigh, NC 27616