Created on July 24, 2023

The Submarino is a fun cocktail that combines the crispness of beer with the kick of tequila. Originating from Mexico, this unique drink is as fun to make as it is to enjoy. The name "Submarino" translates to "submarine" in Spanish, alluding to the way the tequila shot sinks into the beer. Let's dive into the recipe!

Refreshing submarino cocktail with tequila shot and lemon wedge by the pool


  • 1 ½ Ounces Tequila
  • 12 Ounces Mexican Beer


  1. Pour the Beer into a beer glass.
  2. Pour the Tequila into a shot glass.
  3. Drop the shot glass into the beer glass.
  4. Enjoy!

Tips For Making A Submarino

  • Use chilled beer to ensure the drink has a refreshing taste, and counter the harshness of the Tequila.

  • Don't use cheap tequila. It'll be harsh, and leave you with a nasty hangover.

Submarino Cocktail Ingredients

The Submarino Cocktail is made of two ingredients: Tequila, and Mexican Beer. It is made by pouring a glass of beer, and dropping the tequila shot inside the glass.

The best, and most common, beer for the Submarino is Corona, since it's a Mexican cocktail.

History Of The Submarino Cocktail

The Submarino puts a Mexican spin on the Boilermaker, in which a shot of spirits is dropped into a glass of beer. The exact origins of the drink are unknown.

This is meant to be a fun cocktail, which gets you drunk quickly. It works so well because the beer helps mellow out the intensity of the spirits, making it surprisingly easy to down quickly. Please drink these responsibly!