How to Make a Coronarita

A Coronarita is a refreshing cocktail that is easy to prepare and requires minimal bar supplies to make. Whether you’re looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or just want to expand your happy hour menu, this unique cocktail allows you to add a touch of variety to your drink selection. In this blog, we’ll investigate what a Coronarita is, how to make your own, and the proper way to drink one.

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Coronarita Recipe Video

Watch the video below for a step-by-step breakdown of how to make a Coronarita:

Coronarita Recipe

Coronaritas are an excellent addition to your drink selection. Follow the steps below to make one yourself:

Yield:1 Coronarita

Total time: 5 minutes

Coronarita Ingredients

  • Ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 3/4 ounce triple sec
  • 3 ounces lime sour mix
  • Rimming salt
  • (1) 12-ounce bottle of Corona, Pacifico, Tecate, Carta Blanca, Modelo, or any Mexican beer


  1. Pour ice cubes, tequila, triple sec, and lime sour mix into cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake mixture and strain into salt-rimmed pint glass.
  3. Quickly flip open beer bottle upside down and place into cup to dispenses slowly.

What Is a Coronarita?


A Coronarita is an overturned bottle of Mexican beer, typically Corona, placed inside a margarita and served in a large glass. Because of their eye-catching presentation and distinct taste, they are an excellent way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Coronaritas are an excellent marketing tool for your bar, with some bar owners even featuring them on their Instagram page.

The Coronarita is a drink that seems to defy gravity, as one would expect the contents of the overturned beer bottle to overflow the glass. However, by submerging the mouth of the beer bottle in liquid, you can prevent any air from entering the bottle. Doing this creates pressure that keeps the beer from spilling out into the rest of the drink.

How to Drink a Coronarita

The best way to drink a Coronarita is through a straw. By using one, you can enjoy your drink without spilling it on yourself or letting air into the beer bottle. As you sip the drink, the liquid level in the glass will go down and the beer inside the bottle will flow into the glass, making up for the missing liquid.

Consider adding a Coronarita to your drink menu this spring or summer to transform your cocktail service. This drink delivers the familiar and refreshing flavors of two classic beverages and pairs perfectly with traditional Hispanic dishes. Use this recipe to delight your customers and make a Coronarita the right way.

Posted in: Bars & Breweries|Recipes|By Richard Traylor
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