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3 Drinks for Cinco de Mayo (Recipes)

 

We tend to think of mixed drinks as something made with liquor — but the michelada, which uses beer as its alcohol, breaks that rule. Hey, you serve lime wedges with Corona — this just takes it to the next level!

Michelada.

Makes one drink.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ice cold dark Mexican beer
  • 2 Lime wedges
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Cup fresh lime juice
  • 1-2 Dashes hot sauce, like Tabasco or Tapatio
  • 1 dash soy sauce
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce

Instructions
1. Place salt on a plate. Rub the rim of the glass with lime wedge, and dip glass into salt. Fill glass halfway with ice. Pour lime juice, hot sauce, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Stir with spoon. Top off — slowly! — with beer. Garnish with remaining lime wedge and serve immediately with remaining beer — topping off as you take sips of the drink.

Recipe Credit: About.com

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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12:06AM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

I don't drink, but my husband does. He works at a plant where there are a lot of Mexican people. When they go home, they usually bring him back a bottle of alcohol he has never seen or tried before! Now, he will have a few drink ideas to try! Thanks!

6:37AM PDT on May 19, 2013

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7:01PM PDT on May 7, 2013

Thanks.

11:44AM PDT on May 7, 2013

They sound like they'd be great for any occasion as well. Thanks Katie.

6:59PM PDT on May 6, 2013

I would prefer non-alcholic fruit drinks. Thanks.

9:26AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thank your for sharing ~ I would prefer recipes for virgin drinks as don't drink alcohol.

8:30AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thank you

4:21AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thanks for the recipe :)

7:42PM PDT on May 5, 2013

Thanks.

7:38PM PDT on May 5, 2013

Thanks!

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