Oh HELL no! My liquor store is out of my favorite beer . What can I do now for after work libations? I had to pick a different beer brand. And actually, I was interested in making some Margaritas. I am out of frozen Lime-aid, so I hope beer will be a good replacement.
I found some Beer Margarita recipes online. They all mentioned Lime-aid. Then I remembered that I had a Margarita Mixer in the fridge. I was sure it was expired, but lucky for me, it says best by August 2020. So I can substitute that for Lime-aid.
One of my co-workers LOVES Patron. It is expensive, so I never had interest in buying it, until now. I call this my: Seems like the End of the World Beer Margarita. I got the Oyster Smoothie blender just in time to try my wacky beer combination.
- Beer Bratwursts, 5
- Liquid Smoke, Applewood, recommended: Wright’s, 1 cap
- Barbecue Seasoning, recommended: Gates, 3 teaspoons.
- Barbecue Sauce, recommended : Gates, 5 tablespoons
- Stir Fry Oil, recommended: Tsang, 2 to 3 teaspoons
- Beer, recommended: Bud Ice, 16 oz (or half of the can)
- Baked Beans Maple & Cured Bacon, recommended: Bush’s Best, 28 oz.
- Soft Pretzel Sausage Buns, recommended: Pretzilla, 1 per Brat
- Celery Seeds, recommended: Tone’s, ¼ teaspoon
- Ground Mustard, recommended: Tone’s, ¼ teaspoon
- Red Onions, diced or sliced, ¼ cup
- Parchment Paper Sheets, recommended: Reynolds Kitchen, 1
- Pre-season the Brats 30 minutes before cook time or the day ahead. Score the Brats and add to a plastic storage bag.
- Add the BBQ Seasoning, Celery Seeds Stir Fry Oil and Liquid Smoke to the bag. Massage into the Brats
- Marinade 30 minutes or overnight.
- Pre-heat the skillet. I used a Cast Iron Grill skillet and pre-heated for 3 minutes.
- Grill the Brats 3 minutes per side
- Remove from heat and deglaze with Beer. I had the pour the Beer a little at a time so that it did not flare up. The heated Beer had great aroma.
- Add chopped BBQ Sauce, Onions and Ground Mustard.
- Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes.
- Next, you can toast the Pretzilla bun and serve with a pickle.
- The next day, I added the Baked Beans to the same skillet and cooked on low for 1 ½ hours. You can also use a Slow Cooker.
- This made an “easy” lunch because I could cut up one Brat with some of the Baked Beans and eat it in a bowl.
- Tequila, your favorite brand or recommended: Patron, 1.5 oz (or Jigger shot)
- Beer, your favorite brand or recommended: Bud Light, 12 oz.
- Margarita Mixer (with Key Lime Juice & Agave Nectar), your favorite brand or recommended: Master of Mixes, 1.5 oz (or Jigger shot).
- Add a splash of Orange Juice (or Lemon Lime soda)
- Add an Ice Cube, 1. Don’t go over the Smoothie limit, mine is 20 oz. Fill, Blend and get Drunk!
Holy Beer Foam! It was like opening a can of beer that was shaken. Open slowly over a sink. Watch out for the beer explosion.
Happy Birthday Queen Gina! My little sister is gone, but not forgotten and still very much loved.
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