When traveling to new places, I always make sure that I try the local beers and cocktails. In Russia it was vodka, in Bali it was Arak liquor, in Belize it was 1 Barrell Rum (mmm, tastes like maple syrup), and in Costa Rica it was the Costa Rican michelada!
I was introduced to the Costa Rican Michelada (as opposed to the Mexican michelada) during my stay in Tamarindo. I was a little skeptical at first (seriously, ICE and SALT in BEER???) but WOW was it ever refreshing! It’s a must-try if you’re in Costa Rica.
- Sea salt
- 1 Fresh Lime (or lime juice from concentrate, but fresh is always better)
- 1 bottle of Imperial or Imperial Light beer (I prefer Imperial Light)
Note: If you’re making this at home and you don’t have access to Imperial, you can make a “Mexi-Rican” variation using Corona.
- Use a slice of lime and to moisten the edge of the glass with lime juice
- Dip the glass in sea salt to rim the edge with salt (same way you would for a caesar)
- Fill the glass halfway with ice
- Squeeze the entire lime into the glass
- Serve with a full bottle of Imperial Light to be poured in at the drinker’s pace
- Sit, relax, enjoy and (if you’re not near a beach) watch this: