Mexican Summer Beer
Last summer, I posted about my favorite summer party drink, Summer Beer. (Clearly, it’s for the summer.) And a ton of you have taken a liking to it too as it is BY FAR the #1 post on my blog.
So, with Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, I thought I’d add an amigo to the Summer Beer arsenal… say “¡Hola!” to Mexican Summer Beer!
Mexican Summer Beer is a little less sweet than the original version, but on a hot day in Guadalajara, that could be a good thing!
Here’s what you will need to get the fiesta started.
The structure is the same as the original Summer Beer: 4 cold light beers, a can of frozen juice concentrate and vodka.
In this case, I am using Corona Light, Limeade and (again) Tito’s vodka.
I combine them all in a pitcher and stir it up. I do feel like the drink “holds” better if its made in small batches, vs. making a huge vat at once. However, if you’re having a big party I think it’s fine to double up, but the beer will go flat if you make too much and let it sit out.
I also prefer to fill the glasses with ice instead of putting it in the pitcher to avoid watering it down. Mexican Summer Beer is also good with a few squirts of fresh lime—and perhaps a salted rim?
I’ve seen those Budweiser Lime-a-Ritas and I’ve wondered if they are similar to Mexican Summer Beer. I’ve also wondered if an orange-flavored vodka might give it a little more of a triple-sec vibe, bringing it closer to a margarita flavor. I will have to try these strategies one once the baby is on the outside and report back.
Add some chips and salsa and perhaps a sombrero or two and you are ready for a great Cinco de Mayo party. Or a Seis de Junio. Or a Cuatro de Julio…
Would you try this out? (I mean, you really don’t have much to lose…) How about the can’t-miss classic version? I’d love to know!
PS. Need to chill a drink in a hurry? Here’s the fastest way.
PPS. I’ve been updating some old posts and, unfortunately, they’ve been re-sent to my e-mail subscribers and re-published to RSS feeds in the process. My apologies for accidentally spamming you!