We make a Blood Orange Margarita with Lemongrass Simple Syrup and add a Coronita to make it a Coronarita! Our go-to Cinco de Mayo drink.

Blood Orange & Lemongrass CoronaRita Recipe

April 29 , 2016 by: Jessica Pinney Drinks

If you don’t know what a CoronaRita is, I weep for you, for you have never known its life-changing qualities.

To put it simply, a CoronaRita is a beer margarita or “Beergarita”, if you will. It may sound crazy like it couldn’t work, but anyone who has had one knows differently.

The slightly sweet, carbonated flavor of the Corona pairs perfectly with the tangy, fruity margarita. Almost like a margarita punch.

All the ingredients to make our Coronarita (Beer Margarita) Recipe: lemon juice, blood orange juice, lemongrass simple syrup, coronita, tequila, and Grand Marnier.

With Cinco De Mayo quickly approaching, I thought it would be the ideal time to make a CoronaRita with my own Janica twist. (Perhaps I also wanted an excuse to spend a workday downing beer and tequila. No shame.)

I absolutely love blood oranges and last week I bought 6 lbs from the Farmer’s Market. It only made sense to create a Blood Orange CoronaRita.

Make Blood Orange CoronaRitas with Lemograss Simple Syrup for Cinco De Mayo!

I’ve been really itching to use lemongrass in a recipe. It’s probably my favorite smell in the entire world. I used it to flavor the simple syrup for the CoronaRita.

My grocery store carries fresh lemongrass, but if yours doesn’t, try your local Asian store. If you can’t get any, just substitute traditional simple syrup.

Blood Orange CoronaRita (Beergarita) Recipe

And if you’re looking for the Coronita clips, I bought them on¬†Amazon.

I hope you enjoy my Blood Orange CoronaRita with Lemongrass Simple Syrup recipe on Cino De Mayo, and any other day you need a Beergarita!

Blood Orange CoronaRitas made with fresh juice, lemongrass simple syrup, 1800 tequila, and coronitas. Happy Cino de Mayo!

Blood Orange & Lemongrass CoronaRita Recipe


Blood Orange & Lemongrass CoronaRita Recipe

We make a Blood Orange Margarita with Lemongrass Simple Syrup and add a Coronita to make it a Coronarita! Our go-to Cinco de Mayo drink.

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Blood Orange & Lemongrass Coronarita

  • 2 oz Lemongrass Simple Syrup (See recipe below)
  • 4 oz Blood Orange Juice
  • 4 oz Lime Juice
  • 6 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 4 Coronitas

Lemongrass Simple Syrup

  • (this will make a whole bottle, feel free to cut in half if you don’t want as much leftover)
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 4 Stalks Lemongrass


Blood Orange & Lemongrass CoronaRita

  1. Start by making the Lemongrass Simple Syrup. (See instructions below) Let it cool before you make the CoronaRitas.
  2. Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake until thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour over ice. Add Coronita. (The trick here is to flip it over and shove it into the drink as fast as possible. Be quick!)
  4. Serve immediately.

Lemongrass Simple Syrup

  1. Chop each piece of Lemongrass into several chunks. Roll them with your knife while applying a little pressure to break them. This helps release their oils/flavor.
  2. Put all ingredient into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and cool. Store in an airtight jar or bottle.


  • Oh my, they look DIVINE!!! The combination of blood orange and lemongrass sounds so interesting and adding all these delicious yums+beer…this is truly a blissful drink!

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