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How to Enjoy Dos Equis Lager (Especial)

Dos Equis Lager is a golden pilsner-style beer made from spring water and the choicest hops. It is a flavorful yet light-tasting and smooth beer with a nuanced blend of malts, spices, and earth tones. Dos Equis Lager Especial has a balanced composition and a clean finish. It is a Mexican pale lager with an ABV of around 4.5%.

About this recipe

In this article, we welcome you to try Dos Equis Lager recipe you never knew you needed. Elevate the experience of enjoying Dos Equis by transforming it into a truly Mexican experience.

Why make this recipe?

  • Elevate the Ordinary: Enjoy a simple beer the Mexican way.
  • Versatile: Fits any occasion, from casual to festive.
  • Simple: Low on effort, high on flavor.

What does Dos Equis taste like?

Think of it as a fuller, maltier beer with a touch of sweetness. It’s beer with a personality!

What is in Dos Equis?

Dos Equis BeerBase Flavor
Orange JuiceCitrus Twist
IceChill Factor

Equipment required for this recipe

  • Tall Glass
  • Measuring Cup
  • Stirrer


  • 1 bottle Dos Equis beer
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • Ice cubes


  1. Prep the Glass: Chill your tall glass for about 10 minutes in the freezer.
  2. Add Ice: Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  3. Pour Dos Equis: Slowly pour the beer into the glass.
  4. Add Orange Juice: Add in the orange juice.
  5. Drizzle Grenadine: Top it off with grenadine.
  6. Stir: Give it a gentle stir.
  7. Sip: Your Dos Equis concoction is ready!

How to serve Dos Equis

  • Glassware: Use a chilled tall glass.
  • Garnish: A slice of orange to complement the citrus flavors.

What to serve Dos Equis with

  • Spicy chicken wings
  • Jalapeño poppers
  • Beef nachos

My recommendations and tips

  • Use freshly squeezed orange juice for a brighter flavor.
  • For extra chill, use frozen orange slices as ice cubes.

Dos Equis storage ideas

  • Unopened: Store in a cool, dark place.
  • Opened: Best enjoyed immediately.

Potential ingredients substitutes

  • Beer: Modelo or Negra Modelo can work too.
  • Orange Juice: Grapefruit juice for a tart kick.

Nutritional Information


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can it be made non-alcoholic?
  • Absolutely, swap out the beer for ginger ale.
  • Is it vegan-friendly?
  • Yes, just ensure the grenadine is vegan.


This Dos Equis lager recipe isn’t just an adventure in a glass. Whether you’re hosting a soirée or kicking back solo, this recipe guarantees to be a hit. Give it a try and let us know how you like it. Cheers! 🍻

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