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Beer – South Texas Style!


You can take a girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl!

I was born and raised in South Texas.

We drink beer a little different down there.

I’m normally not much of a beer gal. I like wine and margarita’s, and the occasional cocktail.

But… there are a couple of beers I do drink. I even named my dog “Shiner” after one of my favorite Texas beers “Shiner Bock.”

Another one of my favorite beers is Dos Equis Lager (green bottle.)

When you order one of these they ask you if you want it plain or dressed.

Plain is just the bottle.

Dressed, they get a lime and rub in down the neck of the bottle, then shake kosher salt all over the neck, then stick the lime in the beer. Its so good!

This is my way of recreating that.

First, you want to juice 1/2 a large lime, or one small lime

Then you want to take a nice frosty glass out of the freezer, rub the other half of the lime all over the rim of the glass and shake kosher salt all over it. The more the better. Pour the lime juice in the bottom of the glass.

You want to pour the beer in nice and slow.

If you pour it in too fast… this may happen….

No matter how you pour it… it will taste good! If you don’t have a Mexican Cerveza on hand, any light beer will do.

You can bet I’ll be drinking this on Sunday while watching the Super Bowl! I may even get a little crazy and make some seven layer dip!


Question of the Day?

Is there a drink you can only find/get when you’re in your hometown? It doesn’t have to be alcohol 🙂

Have a great Friday!!

19 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on February 5, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Hi. I want to come live with you and eat your amazing enchiladas and play with your gorgeous baby. And drink lots of this.

  2. Anne @ the doctor takes a wife said on February 5, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I’ve never seen this!! Dallas must be too far north. I’m not such a fan of Shiner, but LOVE Dos Equis.

    I miss all the beer by Bell’s Brewery in Michigan. Their Summer Ale is Oberon. Very similar to Blue Moon, only better 😉

  3. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on February 5, 2010 at 9:17 am

    We are not quite as cool as Texans in my neck of the woods! 😉

  4. Ameena said on February 5, 2010 at 9:47 am

    What great pictures! I don’t drink alcohol but my mom makes a fabulous cup of tea. It must be the English in her!

  5. Beth @ DiningAndDishing said on February 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I lurrrve this ginger martini at an asian place in my hometown. Made with fresh ginger and cinnamon sugar on the rim…I get one every Christmas Eve!

  6. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on February 5, 2010 at 10:01 am

    This is like a crazy margarita-beer combo. And it looks awesome!

  7. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on February 5, 2010 at 11:56 am

    aren’t those called cheladas? can’t say i’m a fan, but a Beer-rita? HOLY YUM! 1 can defrosted limeade concentrate, 1 can tequila, and a couple Mexican beers = you only need one!

  8. Kelly said on February 5, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Woot Woot from one Texas gal to another!!!

  9. Jenn ( said on February 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I’ve never seen beer like that, it looks so cool!

    Hmm, I don’t think we have any exclusive drinks around here… in the middle of nowhere lol. 🙁


  10. katie said on February 5, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    wow that looks cool! i dont drink but its pretty on the pictures! haha

  11. Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) said on February 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    We had Dos Equis at our wedding.. I chose one keg, hub chose the other (that one was my choice!) I actually cant drink, but when I was able to, I woulda LOVED this. SOO refreshing 😉

  12. The Candid RD said on February 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Ok, I’m a HUGE fan of beer, HUGE! It’s unfortunate too, because now that I have found out about my fructose intolerance it’s hard for me to drink it without feeling bad…and knowing what’s coming…
    I have NEVER seen a beer served with lime and salt! I’ve seen the lime, but not the salt. Texas does it right 🙂

  13. Jess (Fit Chick in the City) said on February 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I should have a hometown fav, since I’m from the south, but I’ve never been a lover of southern traditions.

    While, I’m not a beer drinker, that is a frosty, good looking beer!

  14. carolyn @ PBJargon said on February 5, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Perfect post for the Friday before Super Bowl! I’m a Corona and lime kinda girl so this works for me!

  15. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on February 5, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    girl, if it’s beer from south tx that you like, then enjoy a few of them 🙂

    painting pottery w. your little girl…ahhh, yes. It will be so much fun for you when she’s older!!!

  16. Danielle (Coffee Run) said on February 5, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    That’s pretty cool! Hmm there’s some pretty good coffee in my hometown (I make sure to bring some back with me)

  17. Chef Aimee said on February 6, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I love love love this! Its the best of both beer and a margarita…mmmm!

  18. Gelareh @ Orange Truffle said on February 6, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    That’s really interesting.. I have never been asked that question here in Houston.. but next time I am at a bar I will ask if I can get it dressed. I love Shiner.. have you tried Shiner Black?
    I know you said south TX… which part?

  19. Nicole, RD said on February 6, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    YUM! I am a lover of beer…and Shiner Bock 🙂 I love Mexican beers, too…Dos Equis Lager, for me, though!

    I love Chicago’s 312 and Goose Island…and Tulsa has Marshall’s…mmm!