Corona Margarita

So, you want to learn how to make a Corona Margarita?  This is for you!

Warning:  If you don’t like soda in your drinks, like me, you won’t like this at all.

Some of you already know this: I’m a bartender.  My specialty?  Margaritas.  Even guys like them!  My favorite is the traditional margarita, but I’ve recently noticed people ordering margaritas containing beer.  I not a fan of them, but some of you may like it.  We all know that summer is margarita season!


Me having a shot with a customer / friend after snorting some cinnamon.  Check out my not so vintage-looking hair.  Ooh-la-la.
I was not serious about the snorting.

In order to make this treat—Yes, treat, you’ll need the following:

  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • 2 ounces of Corona
  • 2 ounces of limeade
  • 2 ounces of lemon-lime soda
  • 2 ounces of sweet & sour mix
  • and…

1.  Your favorite margarita glass and shaker.  I got this plastic “margarita glass” at Walmart for $7.  The cheap-o shaker is from Marshalls.  I think it was $2.99.  You have to be careful when mixing soda in plastic shakers.  If you don’t hold it tightly, the lid may pop off.  Fill the shaker halfway with ice.

 Yes, I made this in  my living room.  No, I’m not ashamed.

Get 2-3 lemon or lime wedges, some salt and either a deep bowl or dish.


2.  Slide one of you lemon or lime wedges along the rim of the glass.  This will make the salt stick to it.  Pour some salt into your bowl and twist the rim of the glass around.




Now for the fun part!

The tipical top of a shaker holds about 2 1/2 fluid ounces.  The margarita glass I’m using holds 10.  I poured 2 fluid ounces of each ingredient: Tequila, Corona, Lemon-Lime soda, Sweet & Sour mix and Lime juice.  Try to use limeade, but if you can’t get your hands on some, just use lime juice.

4.  Eyeball measure everything with the top of your shaker and pour it onto the ice.  Put the lid and top on and shake it like a Poloroid picture, carefully.  (If you’re using a cheap-o plastic shaker)  If you have a fancy metal one, knock yourself out.

5.  Remove the top and leave the lid / strainer on.  Slowly pour contents into you margarita glass.


A kitty in the background.

6.  Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge and enjoy.


Margaritas taste better while wearing a swimsuit near a pool–just so you know.  


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