8 Beer Cocktails Using a Mexican Cerveza

Nothing is more refreshing than a light cerveza after a long day of work, or for relaxing on your day off. If the beer alone just isn't cutting it, maybe it is time to experiment with something that carries a little bit more kick... like a beer cocktail. Refreshing, bubbly beer mixed with your favorite liquor? Yes please!

Here are 8 of our favorite beer cocktail recipes using a light "cerveza," or Mexican style beer. Think of our Aztec Cerveza refill, or an ice-cold Corona. Put your party pants on, because these cocktails are here to show you a good time. mrbeer-splitter

The Tropical Fishbowl Margarita


  • 6 oz. tequila
  • 3 oz. coconut rum
  • 2 oz. triple sec
  • 2 oz. peach schnapps
  • 1 oz. lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 6 oz. pineapple juice
  • Large bottle of orange juice
  • Orange slices
  • Lime slices
  • Strawberries
  • 24 oz. cerveza 

Directions  While the original recipe calls for all of this to be mixed in a fishbowl (hence the name) we preferred to mix it in one of our cider kegs. Good for brewing and for mixing delicious cocktails!

Fill the bottom of the keg with ice. Place the orange, lime, and strawberry slices on top of the ice. Pour in tequila, coconut rum, triple sec, peach schnapps, lime juice, pineapple juice, and the bottle of orange juice. Give everything a big stir. Then, you can either pour 24 oz of your cerveza directly into the mix, or you can place your thumb on the top of a bottle, invert the bottle, lower into the margarita, and take your thumb off (think of a Corina-rita with the bottle sticking out of the top). You can use 1 large bottle, or 2 smaller bottles.

Throw some straws in there and enjoy! Or, if you are using our keg, you can open the spigot and pour into your cup. This beer is perfect for large parties. While it may taste fruity and delicious, beware... this cocktail has some kick! mrbeer-splitter


IMG_2708 Michelada Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican Cerveza 
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Ground pepper and salt for glass

Directions  Put ice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, soy sauce and lime juice in a shaker. Give it a few good shakes to mix everything up. Garnish your glass with pepper and salt, pour in the Michelada mix, add your beer, and give it a good stir. You don't want to add beer to your shaker because carbonation=explosions!

Fun fact: in Mexico, a Michelada is just lime juice and beer. An Ichelada is tomato juice and beer. This is a US take on the famous Michelada. mrbeer-splitter

Brass Monkey

IMG_2711 BrassMonkey Ingredients

Directions  Doesn't get much easier than this. Garnish your glass if desired, put in ice, pour in your beer, and top of with orange juice. Adjust depending on your strength preferences. mrbeer-splitter

Mexican Boilermaker

IMG_2717 MexicanBoilermaker Ingredients 

Directions  We lied, it does get easier. Do we really even need directions? Think Irish car bomb takes a Mexican vacation. Drop, splash, chug. mrbeer-splitter

Fifth Crown

IMG_2691 fifthcrown Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz Creme de Cassis
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 6 oz Mexican cerveza 
  • Wedge of lime

Directions  Fill a shaker with ice and shake the tequila, Creme de Cassis, and lime juice. Strain into a glass and top off with the beer. Serve with a wedge of lime. mrbeer-splitter

Summer Beer

IMG_2681 summerbeer Ingredients 

  • 12 oz frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 12 oz water
  • 12 oz vodka
  • 1 bottle of Mexican cerveza

Directions Place the lemonade concentrate in a gallon pitcher, then measure 12 oz of vodka using the empty lemonade concentrate can. Pour vodka into pitcher, add your beer, and mix. Pour over ice and enjoy. mrbeer-splitter

El Ayudacal

IMG_2697 elayudacal Ingredients 

  • 1 bottle Mexican cerveza
  • 1 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz agave nectar
  • Lime zest
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Directions  Pour agave nectar, lime juice, and lime zest into a shaker. Shake it on up, pour over ice, and add the cerveza to the glass. Stir and add lime wedge as garnish. mrbeer-splitter

Mr. Beer Bloody Maria


  • 1 oz tequila
  • 5 oz tomato juice/ Clamato juice
  • 4 oz Mexican cerveza 
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 4-6 dashes Mexican hot sauce
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 celery stick
  • 2 green olives
Directions  Salt and pepper the rim of your glass. Add tequila, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and lime juice to a shaker. Shake and pour over ice. Add beer and give it a good stir. Use celery stick and green olives for garnish.