Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hump Day Cocktail of the Week: Michelada

I love beer. I love cocktails. What then, could be better than a beer cocktail? While in Acapulco last year, I discovered that there's more to Mexican adult beverages than Margaritas and Cervezas, namely, a sassy little sipper known as a Michelada. Never heard of it? Fear not! It's easy to craft, tasty to serve, and guaranteed to spice up your upcoming fiestas (not to mention impress your guests with your conocimiento of all things Mexicano.).

Here's a recipe that was recently served up by Absolut 100 at the Street & Savory benefit for Citymeals-On-Wheels in New York.

Absolut 100 Michelada Cocktail (Created by Audrey Saunders and Kenta Goto, Pegu Club, NY, NY)

1 part Absolut 100
4 parts Negra Modelo
1/2 part lime juice
1 tsp Cholula hot sauce
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp Maggi*

Rim High-ball glass rim in lime juice and roll in mixture of kosher salt and alpeppo pepper. Build in glass: lime juice, Cholula Hot Sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Maggi, Absolut 100. Stir, add ice and top with Negra Modelo. (*Maggi is a Nestle-brand bouillon; feel free to add a dash of soy sauce instead!)

For those of you who like to make your beer-drinking and liquor-drinking separate occurrences (Mom always warned you not to mix the two!), a simple Michelada can be prepared by adding lime, hot sauce (it doesn't get more classic than Tabasco), Worcestershire and soy sauce to a beer of your choosing (Calorie-conscious? Corona Lite is perfect!), served in a salted mug. Enjoy and Happy Hump Day!

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