A classic version of a Mexican cerveza preparada (prepared beer), the chavela couldn’t be simpler: tomato juice, hot sauce, beer, lemon, and ice, with a salted rim. Drink it on its own, or pair it with a shot of tequila for a real kick.
- Lemon wedge
- Kosher salt, for rimming the glass
- 3 oz. tomato juice
- 6 dashes hot sauce, like Tabasco or Cholula
- 12 oz. bottle light-bodied Mexican beer, like Corona
- 1 1⁄2 oz. tequila (optional)