If you've never had a Chelada, the idea of mixing beer with Clamato juice may make your stomach turn. This odd combination of beverages has origins in Mexico that date back to the 1940s, when beer was mixed with lime, salt, and hot sauce or salsa.
In early 2008, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) and Cadbury-Schweppes (Clamato) teamed up to produce the first canned Chelada beverage, which they dubbed "The Red One," and after a successful launch in select western states, the product is now exploding across the country. Many swear by the drink as a remarkable hangover cure, and after some extensive personal experimentation, I must concur. Try my easy Budweiser Chelada recipe below and see for yourself.
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Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.
- 12 ounces cold Budweiser beer
- 3/4 cup cold Clamato juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 drop Tabasco sauce
- 1 drop Worcestershire sauce
- Pinch salt
Combine all the ingredients in an 18-ounce glass or small pitcher, stir gently, and serve.
Makes 1 serving.
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