Author Notes: My husband and I spent a week in La Paz, Mexico, to celebrate our courthouse wedding. The trip started off a little shaky (the "honeymoon suite" had two twin beds, the hotel - which had told us it would accept credit cards - was suddenly demanding cash payment up front, a drunk driver slammed into our hotel right below our 2nd floor room...and that was all in the first 10 hours!) but beer for breakfast went a long way toward calming us down and starting the rest of the trip off on the right foot. That beer was in the form of a very simple michelada - a lot of lime juice, a bottle of beer, and spice to taste. Since coming home we've adapted the recipe to suit our preferences, and we end a lot of days (and rarely, start a day) with a little taste of our Mexican adventure. —katieb
bottle of beer (Corona or Pacifico are my preference)
Green tabasco (again, my preference, but your favorite hot sauce would work well) to taste
- Squeeze two limes over ice in a glass. Pour the beer over the ice and lime, then season with hot sauce to taste. Stir gently to mix, then enjoy!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Best Beer Cocktail