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Jul 4, 2006 07:36 PM

Beer cocktails like the beer Bloody Mary

So this question is coming from a discussion about a Mexican beer cocktail called a chevela - 1 part Clamato; 2 parts Beer; 1 squirt Lemon Juice; 3 dashes Tabasco Sauce; 2 drops Worchester Sauce. More here.

Another poster wrote:

"I've been wondering if chavela is related to tomato-beer (can of Coors plus a can of tomato juice) that's popular with the contractors crowd at lunch counters. That's not a new thing. Maybe the folks on the "Beer" board know."

Does anyone know?

Googling around, it seems the Beer Bloody Mary with a raw egg is a known hangover cure ... actually there are quite a few mentions of pairing it up with menudo.

I came across this article about beer cocktails.

I don't know why the thought of beer cocktails make me queasy, but that chevela is pretty darn good. I was wondering if there are any other good combos that I am missing out on?

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  1. The Brickskeller is a bar down in DC famous for having an enormous menu of beers, more than 1,000+.

    This page is a list of the beer cocktails on their menu. The "Skip and Go Naked" is a nice summer drink, better than it sounds.

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    1. re: Scott V

      My favorite is the Black Velvet (beer and champagne). It has the flavor of Guiness without the heaviness. And I love Champagne mixed with anything.

      1. re: viperlush

        This was actually quite good.

        I didn't use Guiness, but Pyramid apricot weizen. The apricot seemed like a good idea. Since this was an experiment, I didn't use good sparkling wine, but Cook's brut.

        The champagne takes the funkiness out of the beer. The beer takes away the cheap sparkling wine taste.

        What results is a drink that has a sharp crispness and is very refreshing.

        The best ratio was 1/3 beer to sparkling wine ... but even a splash of beer in sparkling wine improved it. In the case of the apricot Pyramid, the sparkling wine reduce the apricot flavor but there was still a hint and aroma that made it very pleasant.

        I like anything sparkling wine based too.

        Thanks so much for the idea.

    2. I've enjoyed shandy before - it's a great hot weather drink.

      1. I went to college in Buffalo NY where the locals on the west side would drink "Redeyes" - beer and tomato juice.

        1. Michelada is dark beer (usually Negra Modelo) with Tabasco, salt, lime juice and sometimes Worcestershire or Maggi sauce. The "stuff" is in the bottom of a glass filled with ice. You pour the beer over, drink, and "top up" until done.

          1. I just threw up a little in my mouth.