Thank you DuClaw Brewing for sponsoring this post and sending me the DuClaw Lawn Dart. All opinions and the Michelada recipe are my own.
Welcome to the July edition of “Cooking with Beer”! Each month DuClaw Brewing sends me a beer and a friend and I create a recipe. It’s a fun time to think outside the box and try a new beer and new food. This month’s beer is “Lawn Dart”, a traditional German style pilsner that’s perfect for a hot summer day. This is also DuClaw’s first ever canned beer, which makes it perfect to take out for a fun summer day of picnicking, camping, or tubing on the river. With great flavor and an ABV of 5.1%, it also makes a great lawn mowing beer.
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I’m not a huge pilsner fan. I like my beers dark and sweet. But this type of beer is perfect for things like cooking your brats in (combine cooked brats, sliced onions, and Lawn Dart in a crockpot) or ice cold after a hot day. It’s also perfect as the beer in a “beer tail”. Since that seems to be all the rage these days, we came up with a recipe that won’t disappoint. It’s like a bloody mary ran into a beer at the bar… and created a drink that’s perfect to drink any time of day. Anyone want to come over for brunch?
DuClaw Lawn Dart Michelada
- 2 medium size very ripe tomatoes.
- Juice from 2-3 limes.
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce.
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- Kosher salt
- Ground chipotle pepper
- DuClaw Lawn Dart
- Combine all tomatoes, lime juice, worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. This should make about 4 cups.
- Take cut half of juiced lime and run around pint glass.
- On small plate, mix 1 tbsp kosher salt with a pinch of ground chipotle pepper. Run top of glass in papered salt to coat.
- Fill glass with ice. Top with approx 1/2 cup of tomato/lime mixture and add half can of Lawn Dart.
Disclaimer: DuClaw Brewing sent me Lawn Dart to cook with and compensated me for this post. Recipe, photos, and opinions are my own.