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Author Notes: Chavela, also referred to as Cerveza Preparada, or Mexican Bloody Mary, is a drink from Mexico that dates back to the 1940’s. Although there are many variations on how to make this beer-based beverage, the one I make is a traditional version made with light beer (preferably Mexican), tomato juice (although many prefer Clamato), fresh lemon juice, hot sauce and my little secret, a splash of tequila on top. —simmerandsauce
ounces light beer
ounces tomato juice
ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
dashes hot sauce
lemon/lime wedge, for garnish
sriracha salt, for garnish
- Rub the lemon/lime wedge around the rim of the glass, reserve the wedge for garnish.
- Pour some sriracha salt onto a small saucer, dip the rim of the glass into the salt to coat. Set aside.
- Add some ice to the glass or alternatively, omit the ice if the beer and tomato juice are already well chilled.
- To the prepared glass add the tomato juice, lemon juice and hot sauce and mix well.
- Add the beer to fill. Add a splash of tequila to the top.
- Garnish with a lemon/lime wedge.