Happy National Hot Sauce Day! Yes, it’s a thing. And to celebrate, I’m sharing a Mexican spicy beer cocktail with you today. This recipe will also be in my new book, Latin Twist: Traditional & Modern Cocktails, which will be published in April, and is available to pre-order. YAY!
Have you heard of a Michelada? You might have seen this chelada recipe, which includes fresh lime juice and a Mexican beer. But, a michelada is a tad more complex. Probably the easiest way to describe a traditional michelada is a cross between a Bloody Mary and a beer (two of my favorite drinks).
Micheladas are a popular beer cocktail served throughout Mexico and is a great way to elevate a Mexican beer with flavorful combinations that include vegetable juice, lime, and hot sauce for some spice.
In this video, my co-author Vianney and I show you just how simple they are to make. I guarantee these will be a hit for a Super Bowl party. It doesn’t matter which team you’re rooting for — these drinks will go down easy.
- Tajin fruit seasoning
- ¼ cup ice
- Juice of 1 lime
- ½ cup tomato or vegetable juice, recommend V8
- 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
- 1 dash Tabasco
- 1 bottle amber beer of your choice, 12 ounces
- celery stalk, optional, for garnish
- Moisten rim of a beer glass with a lime wedge. Pour some Tajin fruit seasoning out onto a plate and rub the rim of the glass in the seasoning to coat.
- Put ice in glass. Pour lime juice, tomato juice, Worcestershire, Tabasco, and beer into the prepared glass and stir. Garnish with a celery stalk. Enjoy before the ice melts.
Disclosure: A special thanks to Tabasco for sponsoring this video.