Two homemade Ginger Beer Margaritas on a cutting board
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5-Ingredient Ginger Beer Margaritas

5-Ingredient margaritas made with ginger beer and fresh lime juice! Simple, flavorful, and so delicious. The only margarita recipe you'll ever need.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 (margarita)
Category: Beverage
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Mexican-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? Best when fresh.


  • 1 1/2 ounces 100% agave tequila (such as Altos // 1 1/2 ounces = 3 Tbsps)
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice (1 ounce = 2 Tbsp)
  • 3 ounces ginger beer (3 ounces = 6 Tbsp)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (1/2 ounce = 1 Tbsp)
  • 1/2 cup ice (plus more for serving)
  • Coarse salt (for lining rim // optional)


  1. Line a small serving glass with fresh lime juice and dip in coarse salt (optional).
  2. Add tequila, lime juice, ginger beer, simple syrup, and ice to a large glass or cocktail shaker and stir vigorously. Don't shake with a lid on or it will erupt from the ginger beer carbonation (lesson learned).

  3. Pour liquid (reserving ice) into serving glass with a few ice cubes (we just ordered this oversized ice cube mold and LOVE it). Garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately. Repeat for more drinks, or double/triple the amounts for more people.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 1 margaritas)