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How to Make a Coronarita

If you're looking for a refreshing cocktail to celebrate with this Cinco de Mayo, a Coronarita is the perfect choice. This delicious drink is an interesting spin on the classic margarita that is sure to quench your customers’ thirst on a hot day. Coronaritas are also very simple and only require a few bar supplies to make, so your staff can quickly crank out drinks during happy hour. Whether you own a Mexican restaurant, tequila bar, or tropical cafe, this Coronarita recipe is an excellent addition to your menu.

How Does a Coronarita work?

The Coronarita is a drink that seems to defy gravity. You would expect that, when you flip the beer updside down in your cocktail, the mixture would overflow and spill all over the place. But curiously, it all stays in place.

How the Coronarita works has to do with pressure. If you flipped a bottle of Corona upside down normally, the beer would fall out and be replaced inside the bottle by air. But, in a Coronarita, the mouth of the bottle is surrounded by liquid, which prevents air from entering the bottle. The air that is inside the bottle creates pressure that keeps the beer from spilling out into the margarita. But, when you sip on the margarita with a straw, the liquid level in the glass will go down, and the beer inside the bottle will then flow into the glass to make up for the missing liquid.



Coronarita

Coronarita Ingredients

  • Ice cubes
  • Rimming salt
  • 1 1/2 oz. silver tequila
  • 3/4 oz. triple sec
  • 3 oz. lime sour mix
  • 1, 12 oz. bottle of Corona, Dos Equis, Pacifico, Tecate, Carta Blanca, Modelo or any Mexican beer

How to Make a Coronarita

  1. Pour ice cubes, tequila, triple sec, and lime sour mix into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake the mixture and strain it into a salted pint glass.
  3. Quickly flip the beer upside down and place it into the drink, so it dispenses slowly as you drink your delicious Coronarita from a straw.



Whether you call it a Coronarita, a Mexican Bulldog Margarita, or a Mexican Car Crash, this tequila-inspired Mexican drink recipe is sure to be a hit with your customers. And, make sure to stock up on cocktail supplies for Cinco de Mayo here:

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