The Cocky Rooster

The Cocky Rooster

I had never had a michelada. I didn’t even know they existed until early this morning. I haven’t had a Bloody Caesar in about six years, they are delicious but since I’m now watching my salt intake, I can’t justify 36% in a cup of clamato.

Mott’s Clamato Nutritional Facts

Amount per 8 fl oz. (1 cup)
Calories 50
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 870mg 36%
Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
* Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

My friend Zak agreed to be an unlucky participant in my pre-noon beer concoction and curiosity. And it wouldn’t be any michelada, it would be a variant from An Choi Bahn Mi in NYC. Thanks to one tweet from Liv, I decided that today would be my initiation.

I couldn’t find any “33” Export at the LCBO. So I figured that a bottle of my favourite Mill Street Organic Lager.

Cocky Rooster
An Choi, N.Y.C.
Makes one cocktail

1 lime wedge
Kosher salt
1 oz. lime juice
Several generous squeezes of Sriracha
3 dashes Maggi sauce
2 jalapeño slices
1 bottle “33” Export beer

Rub the rim of a pint glass with the lime wedge, then coat the rim in kosher salt. Fill the glass with ice and add lime juice, Sriracha, Maggi, and jalapeño. Add beer and garnish with wedge.

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These are spice, but they are delicious. I’d do it again anytime.

  • Lee Dale

    Also, Clamato’s added sugar is High Fructose Corn Syrup. What about a bloody mary? Or still too salty?

    • davidcrow

      The low sodium vegetable cocktail is way better on the sodium for the bloody mary see

      but I was missing something. This friggin’ michelada thing seems to be rocking my world.

    • davidcrow

      Apparently there is a Clamato and Beer called the Luchador


  • Zak Homuth

    Though it was delicious – I’ve still got the gurgles…

    • davidcrow


  • Martin Kuplens-Ewart
  • Shawn Konopinsky

    So this is where you were headed on Weds.

    I am disturbed by the amount of sodium in Clamato. Maybe I shouldn’t be kick-starting Friday nights with 3 afternoon Caesars.

    • davidcrow

      Yeah, it has been so long since I’ve had a caesar, it’s just not worth the sodium intake. The Cocky Rooster was good, but I think I’m limiting myself to 1 maybe 2 at the next consumption. Definitely a caesar replacement with less sodium for me.