Beer-Infused Cocktails and Tacos
Bohemia Beer is the inspiration for this tasty cocktail and taco pairing created by Chef Rick Bayless.
Tropical Bohemia Cocktail
1/2 cup pure pomegranate juice
1/2 cup pureed fresh ripe or frozen mango chunks
1/4 cup pureed fresh ripe or frozen pineapple chunks
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup superfine sugar
3 to 4 bottles chilled Bohemia Beer
Mix pomegranate juice, mango purée, pineapple purée, lime juice and sugar in a glass pitcher until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate up to several hours.
Divide the juice mixture evenly between 8 large wine glasses. Pour 4 to 6 ounces of Bohemia beer into each glass and serve.
Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos with Salsa and Bohemia
1 to 1-1/4 pounds trimmed beef skirt steak
1 jar (16 ounces) Frontera Chipotle Salsa or Frontera Roasted Tomato Salsa
1/2 cup Bohemia Beer
3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 medium white onions, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
Chopped fresh cilantro, lime wedges
12 fresh, warm tortillas
Cut steak into 4- or 5-inch portions. Mix 1/2 cup of the salsa, the beer, garlic, lime juice, cumin and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large zippered bag. Add the steak. Close the bag tightly and turn gently to coat the steak. Refrigerate 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
Heat a gas grill to medium-high or light a charcoal fire. Brush or spray the onion slices with vegetable oil. Grill onions over a cooler section of the grill, turning carefully until softened and browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish.
Remove the steak from the marinade (discard the marinade). Oil the steak well on both sides, and lay it over the hottest part of the grill. Grill, turning once, until richly browned and done to your liking, about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes per side for medium-rare.
Cut skirt steak across the grain into thin strips. Mix with the onions, season with a little salt. Serve steak and onions with the remaining Frontera salsa, cilantro, lime wedges and hot tortillas, for making into soft tacos.
Makes 4 servings
Bohemia Beer ~
Bohemia Beer is an authentic Mexican beer, full and rich, with complex flavors. Golden in color with aromas of roasted barley, minerals and a hint of fruit, Bohemia's slightly bitter flavor with hints of cocoa and vanilla make it a perfect partner for Mexican cusine.
Recipes created by Chef Rick Bayless ~ provided courtesy Bohemia Beer