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    Michigana Recipe from How to Make Hard Seltzer

    Michigana Recipe from How to Make Hard Seltzer

    The following is an excerpt from How to Make Hard Seltzer: Refreshing Recipes for Sparkling Libations by Chris Colby, chapter nine "Seltzer Cocktails Anyone Can Make:" 



    "Hard seltzers are meant to be simple beverages. Hard seltzer aficionados choose them as low-calorie, moderate-alcohol beverages without pretense. Still, there may be occasions when you want to do more than drink hard seltzer from a can or serve the beverage by itself in a glass. If you are hosting a party, or you are the manager at a brewpub that makes hard seltzer, finding ways to gussy up a plain-Jane hard seltzer may generate some interest from your guests. Below are some cocktails that you can mix up by using various  ingredients to play with flavor and aroma."

    The following Michigana recipe calls for lime flavored hard seltzer in a sparkling take on the Michelada cocktail.


    For 3 servings
    Calories per serving: 130
    ABV: roughly 5%


    • two 12 fl. oz. (355 mL) Mexican-style lagers

    • one 12 fl. oz. (355 mL) lime flavored hard seltzer

    • 3 fl. oz. (90 mL) tomato juice

    • ¼ fl. oz. (7 mL) Worcestershire sauce

    • ½ fl. oz. (14 mL) hot sauce (e.g., Cholula Hot Sauce)



    Mix the beer and hard seltzer together. Stir in the tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Garnish with a lime and coat the rim of the glass with a 2:1 mixture of salt and chili powder, if desired.