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3 Best Ways to Make a Bulldog Beertail

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Those oversized Beer-garitas aren’t just tourist bait—they’re Mexican Bulldogs—and when done right, they’re pretty darn delicious. Ideal for when you can’t make up your mind between an ice-cold brewski or a frosty cocktail, the Bulldog is a surefire way to get the party started. When that massive cocktail shows up, overflowing with a fruity drink and accessorized with a beer bottle, you know you’re in for a fun night. Bonus: It’s perfect for sharing with friends, old-timey soda shop-style with two straws.

Here, our recipe for the classic Mexican Bulldog, as well as two over-the-top takes on the already over-the-top cocktail. Just be sure to flip the beer bottles quickly with confidence, so the beer ends up in your glass and not the floor. And sip slowly, these dogs bite back.

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A classic Mexican Bulldog, made by simply dunking a Corona into a frozen Margarita, is almost perfect. But all too often the Margarita is made with an artificial mix, creating a sticky-sweet mess. Our version, on the other hand, uses only fresh ingredients. We scaled up our classic Margarita recipe for a high-quality frozen cocktail that looks like it came from a spring break beach bar, but it tastes like it was made by a Michelin-starred mixologist. While a Corona is the iconic beer of choice for a classic Mexican Bulldog, any Mexican lager will do (our favorite is Numero Uno Agave Cerveza).

The Essentials

tequila
lime juice
Corona
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A splash of crisp, sweet, spritzy hard cider can transform almost any cocktail into a fall classic—even the ultimate summertime sipper, the Frozen Margarita. This autumnally influenced cocktail features DIY cinnamon-infused tequila—Fireball’s south-of-the-border cousin—which mixes seamlessly with semi-sweet cider. Throw in a cinnamon-sugar rim, and you have the cocktail equivalent of jumping into a pile of leaves.

The Essentials

cinnamon-infused tequila
Cointreau
hard cider
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Blackberries and mezcal are a natural match—the sweet-tart berry has a punchy flavor that can stand up to mezcal’s bold smokiness. Adding dark, malty porter into the mix isn’t as obvious, but we promise, the result is complete flavor synergy. Porter’s bitter chocolate flavor compliments toasty mezcal, which is often paired with dark chocolate in Mexico. While the mezcal, blackberries, lime juice and agave nectar make a delicious frozen cocktail on their own, turning it into a Bulldog by dunking a full bottle of porter into the drink takes it to the next level of awesomeness.

The Essentials

mezcal
blackberries
porter

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