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Make Mine a Cold One: How to Make Beer Margaritas and Beer Slushies

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A crisp, cold beer or a refreshing margarita - why do you have to choose? You can have both by combining the two into a delicious beer margarita with a one-of-a-kind Margaritaville taste that's the ultimate way to escape to paradise.

A beer margarita has a unique flavor that's slightly sweet from the tequila and slightly tangy from the lime while boasting extra depth from the addition of beer. To make a beer margarita that will transport you to a tropical paradise, choose LandShark, Margaritaville's island-style lager that's guaranteed to help you make your sun-soaked escape any time you want to get away. 

Mastering the Basics 
Start off on your beer margarita journey with this basic recipe that promises bold island taste:

Basic Beer Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces LandShark Lager 
  • 6 ounces tequila 
  • 6 ounces fresh lime juice 
  • 3 ounces fresh lemon juice 
  • Salt for glass rims
  • Lime wedges for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to your Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Select the setting for three drinks and flip up the Shave & Blend switch to Shave and Blend. Once mixed, pour into margarita glasses with salt rims and garnish with lime wedges. 

margarita Combine LandShark beer and a margarita for a delicious frozen concoction.

Paradise-Perfect Variations 
Once you've got the basic beer margarita down, you can let loose and experiment with fun flavor variations take the frozen concoction to the next level in paradise. 

Here are a couple recipes to try:

Summertime Citrus Beer Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces LandShark Lager 
  • 6 ounces tequila 
  • 3 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 3 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 3 ounces orange liqueur 
  • 8 ounces orange juice 
  • Brown sugar for glass rims
  • Orange slices for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to your Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Select the setting for three drinks and flip up the Shave & Blend switch. Once mixed, pour into margarita glasses with brown sugar rims and garnish with orange slices.

Mango Blueberry Beer Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces LandShark Lager
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 6 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 3 ounces mango liqueur
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • Sugar for glass rims 
  • Mango cubes for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to your Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Select the setting for three drinks and flip up the Shave & Blend switch. Once mixed, pour into margarita glasses with sugar rims and garnish with mango cubes. 

Phase 2: Beer Slushies
Mastered the art of the beer margarita? Treat your taste buds in a whole new way with beer slushies. These frozen concoctions are a fun way to add a whole new flavor dimension to your island escape, and are the perfect way to cool off, any time of year. 

Try this icy and refreshing recipe below. You can embellish the flavor by adding in fruit juices, liqueurs, syrups and even fresh herbs like mint whenever the inspiration strikes. "Make mine a cold one" just got a whole new meaning! 

Basic Beer Slushie

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces LandShark Lager 
  • 6 ounces lemon juice 
  • Lemon wedges for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to your Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Select the setting for three drinks and flip up the Shave & Blend switch. Once mixed, pour into pint glasses and garnish with lemon wedges. 

Remember to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and follow all drinking laws.

 
 
 

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