A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from February 14, 2013
Beerita (beer + margarita)

A “beerita” (beer + margarita) is a drink composed of beer, tequila, and lime juice or limeade or lemonade. “Beerita” appears to have been cited in print in 2005, but was popularized by the Boston (MA) Globe article on May 23, 2007, “Bartender, we’ll have a round of beeritas.” The beerita maker said that she had first heard of the drink in Minneapolis.

Other beer concoctions include “beertail” (beer + cocktail) and “beertini” (beer + martini).


Chronicle Forums
COTH COOKBOOK - Send in your recipes! READ 1ST POST CAREFULLY!!!
Luvinfoofy
Sep. 13, 2005, 12:14 PM
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Beverages – Head of the Lake
*Strawberry Lemonade (catznkidz)
*Strawberry-Cran Cooler (catznkidz)
*Beeritas (cllane1)

23 May 2007, Boston (MA) Globe, “Bartender, we’ll have a round of beeritas” by Ann Cortissoz, pg. E3:
ARLINGTON—At a Cinco de Mayo party earlier in the month, Joanne Moran was in the kitchen mixing up batches of drinks. Spread out in front of her were tequila, lime juice, ice cubes, and a pitcher. But she wasn’t making margaritas.

Instead of the triple sec that is an integral part of the traditional margarita recipe, Moran was using light beer. She was making a cocktail that she calls a beerita. She first encountered beeritas at a party in Minneapolis, where she lives. The drink caught on in her group because it’s refreshing, especially during the summer as something to sip at a barbecue.
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Another partygoer is more impressed. “I don’t like beer,” says Linda Karam of Cambridge. But she concedes that she likes the lime and beer combination in the beerita. “This is my second one,” she says, holding up a glass.

Wine Enthusiast
Brewtinis
Ever-inventive mixologists have been experimenting with beer, inspiring a new round of cocktail creativity.

Published on May 17, 2010
BY TOM STRENK
Call them brewtinis, beeritas, beertails or just plain tasty. Mixed drinks with beer are in vogue these days, appearing in trendy restaurants and bars all over the country.

Dallas (TX) Observer
Solo or Sweaty, The Katy Trail Ice House is Welcoming (and Worth the Calories)
Just don’t get lazy when you’re ordering beer and expect Milk to let you get away with it.

By Scott Reitz
Thursday, Sep 8 2011
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Two girlfriends catch up over an abomination called the beerita, which inverts a Corona bottle into a lackluster frozen margarita.

Dallas (TX) Morning News
Beerita: the dumbest cocktail ever?
By Leslie Brenner, Restaurant Critic
12:00 pm on April 20, 2012
Somehow a drink craze that’s been sweeping the nation — for years! — has escaped my noticed until recently. It’s the beerita — a frozen margarita with a bottle of beer stuck upside down in it, so the beer dribbles into the margarita. The earliest mention of it I found in a quick web search is 2007, when it was appearing in Minnesota, Florida and Boston; who knows where and when it was actually created. Anyway, a colleague had one in Grapevine, in a restaurant called Esparza’s. It’s also been spotted at Katy Trail Ice House, Yucatan Taco Stand in Fort Worth, and Place at Perry’s, the subject of my latest review. There I had a chance to sample it.

Drinks Made Easy
September 4, 2012
Drinks Made Easy: How to Make a Beerita
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First, in your salted rim beer glass filled with ice, pour your Corona (or lager). Try not to let the head get too high. If it does, let it settle for a minute. Next, pour your 1 1/2 oz. of tequila. You can choose whichever one you want but we don’t recommend using any of the “top shelf” tequilas. Finally, add your 1/4 cup of frozen limeade. Stir until it dissolves completely. Garnish with your lime wedge and there you have it, A Beerita.

The Style Cocktail
FRIDAY, 18 JANUARY 2013
Beerita
Want to make Beeritas?
Beeritas are born when you bring together Beer, Tequilla and some lemonade!
If you’ve never heard of Beeritas (also referred to as Beer Margaritas), just wait until you make and try this wonderful cocktail!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, February 14, 2013 • Permalink