Just because we are a brewery, doesn’t mean we don’t love a yummy cocktail also!
We came across this cocktail on NYTimes Cooking, and we knew it would be a perfect match for Clock Out and summer sipping.
About El Chonie: It is a light and refreshing tequila-based cocktail, made with fresh lemon and lime juices and a pour of cold lager. Originally from Yardbird, in Hong Kong, a restaurant that is insanely popular with chefs the world over. With a salt rim, it has some of the tastes of a margarita, but it’s something you can drink all afternoon if you ease back on the tequila.
Citrus salt or kosher salt
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Juice 1/2 lime
1 Clock Out
Step 1 - Rim a highball glass with salt. Place the glass in the refrigerator to chill.
Step 2- In a large shaker, combine tequila, simple syrup, lemon juice and lime juice. Add ice and shake well.
Step 3 - Strain into chilled glass. Top up slowly with beer, leaving a little foam on top. Serve immediately.
- To make citrus salt, finely grate zest from a lemon or lime to measure about 2 teaspoons. In a bowl, combine zest very well with 1/4 cup kosher or margarita salt.
- To rim a glass, spread the salt mixture in a small place. Rub a little lime juice on the outside of the rim of the glass and dip into the salt, turning gently to coat.
- To make the simple syrup, warm 1 cup sugar in 1 cup water in a saucepan over low heat until dissolved, then cool to room temperature.
Watch us make it HERE.