Hotel San José Michelada

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With both soy sauce and Worcestershire in the mix, the Michelada at Austin’s Hotel San José is packed with savory goodness. “The Worcestershire gives our Michelada a bit of briny funk and the soy sauce gives umami, texture, and is an aspect of our inspiration of ‘Texas meets Tokyo,'” says lounge supervisor Laura Burnette.

1 bottle beer (Mexican lager, amber or your beer of choice)
2–3 oz. fresh lime juice (less if you like a meatier texture, more if you want a thinner drink)
2 dashes Tabasco
2-3 dashes Worcestershire
¼ oz. dark soy sauce
4–6 twists fresh coarse-ground black pepper
Glass: pint glass
Garnish: lime wheel

Rim a pint glass with coarse salt and garnish with a lime wheel. Fill the glass halfway with ice cubes and add the remaining ingredients, except the beer, into the glass. Serve with a stirring straw and beer on the side (so you can add beer to the glass per individual taste).

Hotel San José, Austin


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