|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 13g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 19mg||97%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This simple, refreshing drink comes together quickly—it's as easy as pouring your favorite Mexican beer into a shot of tequila. The corrido prohibido is a delicious beverage that is especially great on a hot summer day and makes a great aperitif at a cookout. Just prep some tall glasses, lime wedges, and salt and mix the drinks to order, as you don't want the fizzy beers to go flat if mixing ahead of time. Enjoy this tasty beverage with or without the salted rim. Pace yourself when drinking it because the corridos go down easily, and you can have one too many without even noticing it. On average, one corrido sits at about 14 percent ABV, similar to a glass of wine, but it also depends on the tequila and the type of beer you are using.
The name of the drink refers to a type of Mexican folk music called "corridos," and in particular to a subgenre that celebrates a life of crime. This music is common in areas where drug dealing and unlawful activities run high, and it's sometimes made on commission. Since the drink doesn't relate to the music directly, it seems that its name just comes from the fact that its ingredients are Mexican, and a racy name never hurt the popularity of a cocktail.
For the tequila, choose a blanco tequila, that is, the slightly aged or unaged type. This is clear tequila with peppery and citrus flavors that is easily found in liquor stores from a variety of brands and at many price levels. Any bottle of blanco tequila will do for this mixed drink, but if possible, buy medium quality, as too cheap a bottle of tequila combined with beer might not have the flavor we're looking for. Go for a mid-priced bottle, such as Espolón Blanco, Casamigos, or Herradura Silver. Reserve other, pricier tequilas, like reposado or añejo, to sip on their own instead of mixing with other liquors or ingredients. As for the beer, choose a Mexican beer that's lightly bodied; think of Corona, Imperial, Modelo, Presidente, or Azteca.
Lime wedge, for rimming
Coarse salt, for rimming
2 ounces blanco tequila
6 ounces Mexican beer
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Using a lime wedge to wet the rim of a chilled beer mug, and salt rim by dipping or rolling it into a small dish of coarse salt.
Pour tequila into glass.
Tip glass and slowly pour beer on top.
Garnish with a lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.
How Strong Is the Corrido Prohibido?
The tequila obviously adds an alcoholic punch to the average glass of beer, but even then, this drink is relatively mild. Let's use the 4.55 percent ABV Tecate for the beer and assume our tequila is 80 proof (which most are). In this instance, the finished corrido prohibido would weigh in at around 14 percent ABV (28 proof), or about the same as a glass of wine.