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Cherry Beer Margaritas Cheat

It baffles me how a Corona can help make a margarita be damn tasty, but somehow it works. You don't taste the beer at all (or really even the tequila for that matter), just the sugary sweet lime and cherry flavors. Traditionally, this recipe uses plain lemon-lime soda, but if you use a lemon-lime soda with cherry flavoring added you can change the flavor and have a cherry margarita. These margaritas work great for a party because you can whip up big batches at a time. They are so simple to make too. Here are all of the ingredients you need...

All you have to do to serve eight people (1 drink each) is mix a can of frozen lime concentrate with one Corona Light, a can of cherry flavored lemon-lime soda (like Cherry 7 Up with Antioxidants— full sugar or diet), and eight shots (12oz) of tequila in a large pitcher. As you can see these margaritas can be easily doubled, tripled, etc. Pour into salt-rimmed margarita glasses (a margarita is not a margarita without salt) and garnish with maraschino cherries and a lime wedge.

(We got these cool margarita glasses as a wedding gift from Crate and Barrel, and I'm sure they will be put to good use this summer!)

Maybe these margaritas aren't quite as good as a freshly shaken, traditional margaritas à la Las Canarias, but considering how easy they are to make for a crowd and how refreshing they are, these are an awesome shortcut margarita. And these beat the heck out of almost every margarita we've tried at restaurants in Seattle.

Recipe originally from The Blond Cook.