Happy Hour Tuesday!
Although we have already started the month of September and the Summer is almost winding down, Rometti is not quite yet ready to say goodbye! As a result, this week’s drink is still a fun and laid-back Summer cocktail that you do not want to miss!
Beerita (also known as Corona Margarita or Corona Rita) has been raising quite a few eye brows because of its presentation. Some places will deliver the Beerita with an upside down beer bottle! If the look of it is something that doesn’t pass unnoticed, the question “did they clean the bottle?” doesn’t go unnoticed either! Well, we surely hope that that the bartender does!, however just in case you preferred to make the cocktail at home and be bottle-strees-free, don’t worry, you can just simply add the beer!
Beerita is a drink that’s been around for a few years, the origins are still uncertain. It’s been seen in Minnesota, Florida, Boston, and quite a lot in Texas! As you probably already guessed, it’s a mix between margarita and a Mexican beer, usually Corona. We made our own version by adding to the original recipe by using Rometti Limoncello in places of simple syrup / lime juice and or tonic water!
What’s special about the Limoncello Beerita is that it combines three refreshing drinks into one. The addition of beer with its bitter flavor balances out the sweetness of the margarita and Rometti Limoncello increases the zesty flavor of lemon and lime while providing that extra kick! If it’s hot outside and you’re undecided whether to have a beer or a margarita, Limoncello Beerita allows you to have both!
1/8 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
1/4 cup tequila (Añejo, Blanco / Silver, Agave work well)
1/4 cup beer (mexican)
1/4 Rometti Limoncello
1/8 Grand Marnier Float on top
1/8 lime, cut into wedges (1-2)
Salt rim of glass
Wet the border of a lowball glass with a slice of lime and dip it into some salt.
Pour limeade, tequila, Rometti Limoncello and beer into a large pitcher. Stir until the ingredients are completely blended. Pour the mix into a glass filled for half with ice (or blend) and garnish with a lime wedge.
Adjust with tonic water if needed.
image taken from; http://exhaustedmomdiary.blogspot.com/2011/08/thirsty-thursday-corona-rita.html