{Ojo Rojos} aka Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktails

{Ojo Rojos} aka Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktails
{Ojo Rojos} aka Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktails | http://saltandwind.com You know the Michelada - a classic Mexican beer cocktail -- has hit mainstream when it's being bottled and sold in stores everywhere. But, to be clear, there...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
10
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
2 drinks
Servings
-
Season
{Ojo Rojos} aka Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktails | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Drinks
Cuisine
Mexican
Ingredients
10
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
2 drinks
Servings
-
{Ojo Rojos} aka Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktails | http://saltandwind.com

You know the Michelada - a classic Mexican beer cocktail -- has hit mainstream when it's being bottled and sold in stores everywhere. But, to be clear, there are actually three main variations of this drink you'll come across when you travel to Mexico: the chelada (beer with lime and salt), a michelada (a chelada with worchestershire, Maggi seasoning, soy sauce, and hot sauce) or an ojo rojo, aka a red eye or a michelada made with Clamato juice and spices.

Often considered the Mexican Bloody Mary it is same same but different because it's beer based and the tomato-clam combo of the Clamato juice gives it a distinct flavor.

What it does have in common with the Bloody Mary? The Ojo Rojo is rumored to be just as good at curing a hangover! We say try it for yourself and let us know what you think!

Ingredients

  • salt

    for rimming glasses

  • ground chipotle chile powder

    for rimming glasses

  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

    plus more for rimming glasses

  • ice
  • 1/4 cup chilled tomato juice

    or Clamato juice

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 12 ounces amber Mexican beer

    such as Negra Modelo

  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons Chipotle hot sauce

    such as Chipotle Tabasco sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
  • Dash low-sodium soy sauce

    or Maggi seasoning

Instructions

Mix together salt and chile powder in a wide, shallow dish to cover the bottom. Dip the rims of two rocks glasses in the honey then dip in the salt mixture to coat. Fill the glasses with ice and set aside.

Combine the Clamato juice, lime juice, beer, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, and soy sauce (or Maggi) in a pitcher and mix to combine. Taste and add more hot sauce or sweetener as desired. Pour into the prepared glasses and serve.

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