Today – yes, today, look at that topicality – is Cinco de Mayo, a date that carries significance for many on the American continent. For Mexicans (and Californians), it is the anniversary of their victory against the odds at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Curiously enough, the French don’t seem to mark the occasion. For Americans, it is the day on which they consume the most tequila in the year.
Mexico’s contribution to the world of alcohol extends further than tequila and mezcal – Mexican beer accounts for at least one of the UK’s biggest selling bottled brands and provides a handy byword for exotic yet accessible brews. Surely, it’d be foolish not to combine the two.
40ml José Cuervo Tradicional
20ml Creme de Mure
30ml lime juice
Top with Corona
Shake the first three ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled highball. Top up with the beer and garnish with a lime wheel.