Today’s cocktail is what I crave after a long, hot afternoon doing chores — in our case, butchering chickens. Jake and I and a couple of friends processed seventy birds today and by the afternoon we craved an ice cold beer cut with a bit of fresh tomato juice. I grew up in Montana where red beer was a staple among many of the adults in my family so everytime I drink one, I think of home. This was was updated by rimming the glass with salt and adding a few dashes of my Carrot Habanero Hot Sauce, one of the recipes from my cookbook Tart & Sweet.
To make, rub a lemon slice around the rim of a pint glass. Pour some sea salt in a dish and dip the rim of the glass in the sea salt. Add 1/4 cup tomato juice to the glass (I used fresh tomatoes, pureed and strained, from the garden), a couple of splashes of hot sauce and top with an ice cold Corona. Drop in the lemon wedge.
So refreshing after chores.
See previous summer cocktail recipes: