We’re not afraid of anything. Especially a good cocktail. And since Josh won’t share his famous Canovarita recipe, our pick for the summer of 2014 is the Michelada.
A Michelada is a Mexican cocktail made with beer, lime juice, and assorted sauces, spices, and peppers. It is served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. There are numerous variations of this beverage throughout Mexico and Latin America. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can experiment with other popular ingredients like Maggi, Worcestershire, Chamoy powder, Serrano peppers, Camaronazo, Clamato, or slices of orange. Some people like to add tomato juice but we call bullshit on that.
Here is our favorite recipe:
1 ounce fresh lime juice (about 1 medium-sized lime)
3 dashes hot sauce, to taste
3 dashes Maggi seasoning, to taste (substitute soy sauce)
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
Chilled Mexican beer, such as Modelo or Tecate
Run the edge of a lime around the rim of a beer glass and dip the rim into a saucer filled with a mixture of kosher salt and ancho chile powder (optional). Fill glass with ice and add the lime juice and seasonings, slowly fill with beer (watch out for the foam!), stir gently and serve.