Chain Reaction Michelada (Red Beer)
Do we ever have a treat for you to add to your Cinco de Mayo gatherings today! Our version of this classic Mexican Spicy Red Beer is a little bit of a departure from the standard since it doesn't use tomato/clamato, but we can promise you it's super addictive and very tasty, and easy to make. The recipe as presented here is a good starting place for most, but the proportion of each ingredient can be tailored to your specific tastes. Once you taste the ingredients mixed together, you'll get a good idea of what predominant flavors you like/want. Pro tip here on the topic of ice. While it's entirely optional, if you do use it, put it to good use! Pour the juice/sauce mixture over the ice and it will "freeze" to the ice serving two purposes, it will reduce foaming from the beer as well as enhance the distribution of the juice/sauce mix.
For those not familiar with chamoy, think candy apples... tart/sour and sweet, but with a spicy kick from chiles. It's definitely an ingredient that we think makes this cerveza roja stand out from the crowd of other recipes out there. If you can't get your hands on chamoy, just double the amount of hot sauce you add. Speaking of hot sauce, the selection here is important as the flavor profile of hot sauces varies significantly not only in base flavors but also heat. Try your favorite first, but don't be afraid to explore and get some variations going. It keeps the process fun. In the end, there's really no wrong way to enjoy this classic beverage, so feliz día de cinco de mayo and, as always, from our table to yours... #SpiceConfidently #EssenceOfFlavor #ChemistryInTheKitchen #CasaMSpice
— Mike Hernandez
FOR THE MICHELADA
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon chamoy
- 1/4 teaspoon Casa M Spice Co® Uncontrolled Chain Reaction®
- 2 fluid ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 1 bottle of a light Mexican beer
FOR THE BEER GLASS
- 1 saucer with lime juice
- 1 saucer with Casa M Spice Co® Chain Reaction®
- Ice (entirely optional)
Pro tip here on the topic of ice. While it's entirely optional, if you do use it, put it to good use! Pour the juice/sauce mixture over the ice and it will "freeze" to the ice serving two purposes, it will reduce foaming from the beer as well as enhance the distribution of the juice/sauce mix.- Mike Hernandez
LET’S GET COOKING
Juice your lime(s) and measure out what you'll use for the drink and put the rest onto your saucer you will use to rim the glass.
Shake a layer of Casa M Spice Co® Chain Reaction® onto your second saucer.
Turn the beer glass upside down, dip it into the lime juice and then directly (keeping it upside down) into the Chain Reaction®. Set aside.
Add chamoy, hot sauce, worcestershire sauce, lime juice, and Uncontrolled Chain Reaction® into a small container and mix well.
If you elect to use ice, add it to the beer glass.
Add the mixed sauces and spices into the Chain Reaction® rimmed beer glass over the ice.
Carefully add the beer to the glass, being careful to watch the foam/bubbles so they don't "wash" off the rim.
Serve, toast with your friends and family, and enjoy!