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Mango Beer Chelada And Mango Beer Braised Tacos: The Perfect Summer Celebration

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A tropical twist on the popular michelada beer cocktail this recipe adds mango and a little heat. Combined it with mango beer braised street tacos and get ready to enjoy the summer!

Mango Beer Chelada

As summer arrives it brings with it the desire to spend time outdoors with friends and family. It’s a time for turning any weekend or weekday evening or afternoon into a fun and carefree cookout or BBQ. Having lived most of my life in Guatemala, cheladas, made with an ice cold Corona Extra are always a part of those summer everyday celebrations. Sipping a tangy, spicy and refreshing chelada, the most popular beer cocktail in my country, always transport me to a special place. In my home cheladas have to be made with cerveza Corona Extra, it’s part of the chelada tradition and it wouldn’t be a chelada without Corona.

Mango Beer Chelada And Mango Beer Braised Tacos

As I prepared to take a break from the craziness that usually takes over my weekends and take some time for myself to enjoy with my husband I decided to make a special chelada recipe and accompany it with some beer braised carnita tacos, my favorites! My inlaws have a mango tree in their backyard and mango with lime is also a summer staple and sort of a summer tradition so I thought it would be fun to combine my favorite summer “adult” drink with my favorite summer childhood snack to create a mango chelada. And while I was at it why add some mango to my beer braised carnitas too!

Mango Beer Chelada

Mango Chelada Recipe


  • 1 bottle of Corona Extra
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • Ice
  • 1 cup mango, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ cup sugar

Mango Beer Chelada


  1. Combine mango, water and sugar in a blender until smooth.
  2. Fill serving glass 1/2 with ice.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Stir gently and garnish with lime and mango.

Mango Beer Braised Tacos

Mango beer-braised carnitas tacos


  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder cut 1 ½ inch chunks
  • 1 bottle Corona Extra
  • 1⁄3 cup mango puree
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1⁄2 medium onion, peeled
  • 3 large garlic cloves, slightly crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf

Mango Beer Chelada And Mango Beer Braised Tacos


  1. Combine the pork, ¾ of the Corona Extra, mango, lime juice, onion, garlic and bay leaf in a heavy pan over medium high heat.
  2. Season the pork with cumin, salt and black pepper to taste and add to the pan.
  3. Add enough water just to cover, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until tender, about 1½ hours.
  5. Uncover, raise heat to medium, and cook until liquid has largely evaporated, about 20 minutes more.
  6. Remove the carnitas from the pan and shred using two forks.
  7. Discard onion, garlic and bay leaf.
  8. Return carnitas to the pan and add remaining ¼ cup of Corona Extra beer.
  9. Continue cooking pork, turning pieces from time to time, until caramelized and falling apart, about 20 minutes more.
  10. Serve with tortillas, avocado, cilantro and limes.

Mango Beer Chelada And Mango Beer Braised Tacos

As I took the first sip of my new creation, the bubbly smooth cerveza blending with the sour lime with a hint of sweetness from the mango suddenly my hectic day just slipped away and I found my happy place. This is what summer is all about: celebrating every summer day with a cervecita (or cheladita) and some fantastic tacos! No matter how busy you are you need to make time to celebrate and relax and create great summer moments and memories. Don’t wait for a special occasion but enjoy every summer day. Hay que saber vivir!

Mango Beer Chelada And Mango Beer Braised Tacos

Corona I’m just loving the new Corona summer packaging which inspires me to create those fun summer moments, no need to head to the beach for that, though! Right now you can save on Corona Extra by visiting Checkout 51, you can find the coupon in the “Beer, Wine & Spirits” section of the site.

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Mango Beer Chelada And Mango Beer Braised Tacos

About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages.

Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting .

When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. Diana Rodriguez

    Looks amazing and delicious, great pics!
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  2. Wanda Lopez

    Those recipes sound just perfect for this long and hot summer afternoons. Looking forward to trying them and inviting some friends over.
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  3. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I need both of these in my life! Everything looks so good. I’ve never heard of this chelada, but I do love a great taco. Thanks!

  4. robin rue

    These sound really good. We are big fans of Mexican food and make it often around here, so I will have to try it.

  5. MAYRA Rodriguez

    Esos tacos se ven deliciosos con esa bebida refrescante para el verano. Los colores de las fotos están super.

  6. Anosa

    I normally don’t drink corona by itself it’s always in some concoction so I am happy to learn about the mango concoction which I can attempt next
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  7. Jeanette

    Can you invite me over for Fourth of July? I would totally love to make this. I will have to go out to the store and buy everything on this list so that I can make it for our Fourth of July celebration.
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  8. Alli Smith

    Those tacos look so good – now I’m craving tacos for dinner tonight. I’ve never had Mango puree and I’ve got to try this!
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  9. S.Yissele

    Me encanto la bebida y la receta, gracias por compartirla Yummy!
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  10. HeidiDee

    Mmm that looks delicious! I definitely love me some Corona!

  11. Maurene Cab

    I’d like to try this. If ever, this will be the first time I’m going to try cheladas. It looks like a perfect refreshment.

  12. Pam

    Those carnitas look so good. This mango chelada cocktail sounds like it would be a big hit with my son in law. He loves mango.

  13. Jamie | Makeup Life and Love

    OMG this whole meal looks simply delicious. I am a MAJOR Chelada beer person and the mango makes it so perfect for summer. I so need this!

  14. Mimi Green

    We love tacos and have them at least once a week. This Mango Beer Braised Tacos recipe is a nice twist.
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  15. Rebecca Swenor

    These recipe for mango chelada and mango beer-braised carnitas tacos sound amazing. I will have to make both of these recipes for our family gathering this weekend. They are different and something I know we would all enjoy. The Corona Extra I will have to pick up. Thanks for sharing these awesome recipes and the ideas.

  16. Annie lewis

    It looks great and delicious !! I love the mango !! I would tr it out !!

  17. Chubskulit Rose

    Oh what a summer treat! I think my husband would love that mango beer chelada. I might try this one of these days while mango is in season.

  18. Our Family World

    This mango beer chelada looks good! I love mangoes and it would be interesting to have it with beer. What is even more interesting is to use it to cook pork for taco filling. I’m trying this recipe.

  19. Alexandra R

    I love the recipe for mango and the beer specially for this summer!
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  20. Kita Bryant

    We love making tacos around our house. I would love to try these on our next taco night.

  21. Amanda

    I am absolutely OBSESSED with mango margaritas so I would love to try out this beer mango hybrid. Sounds so refreshing and perfect for a summer bbq!
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  22. rika

    Looks so yummy! I have to try this idea on next recipe! I love Mexican foods!

  23. Louisa

    Goodness this looks heavenly!

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