Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Enchanted Silver Bullet: Keeping Coors Light Classy

Round about 10 years ago a legendary, now-forgotten, shaman-schwiller of cheap beers introduced me to a method "enchanting" my silver bullets. I have no idea the origin of this spell, nor have I the desire to take the effort to research (google) it. It would be interesting to know if any readers have heard of this technique, so do leave a response. The effect is, well, flavor.

Forgive me Gambrinus, for I have sinned. It has been a thirty-pack since my last confession...

Next stop -- Flavor Country!
I confess that I have a special place in my heart for Coors. I grew into a drinker favoring their Banquet Beer, and still find myself tapping the rockies frequently during summers. I love the aesthetic of their cans, love the feel of a beer-laden koozie in my hand, and never get tired of "silver bullet jokes" (its the only thing that can stop a wook!). I am not claiming that it is the finest beverage on the planet, nor am I attempting to persuade you to become a Coors drinker (honest!). Rather, I am confessing that (for me) there is a time and a place for affordable light beers to be drunk in mass quantities, and Coors fits the bill.

A delicious classy treat!
Ignore the projects in the background...

The elements to this spell are simple, and readily available. You will need:
1 can of Coors Light in a koozie (so cold that the rockies are blue!)
A bottle of Tapatio brand hot-sauce
1 slice of lime

First you are going to release the pressure from the headspace of the can by venting it gently. Don't fully open the beer, just vent the can:

Who knew Rocky Mountain water was effervescent?

Next, add a good size drop of Tapatio to the flap of the can. Its alright if its a little sloppy -- it will all end up in the beer:
Tappa tappa tappa...!

Third, squeeze the lime slice to fill the reservoir and lid of the can. 
The step I skipped is cleaning your reservoir.
You did that anyway, right?

Finally, say a short incantation, deep-six the potion into the beer by cracking the tab, and take a sip. The first sip is always the best.

Ahhh, refreshment. Best enjoyed in quantity, out-of-doors. Cheers!


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    1. Source: Carlos Santana. Not THE Carlos Santana, but some friend of a friend that was over at Robbie's house one night introduced this culinary gem to us. I've been able to remember his name after all these years for obvious reasons.

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  2. "Rather, I am confessing that (for me) there is a time and a place for affordable light beers to be drunk in mass quantities, and Coors fits the bill"

    I agree, Coors light is my go-to light beer swill. I can drink a ton of it and still be virtually functional all while being cognoscente of maintaining my girlish figure.

    I'm not really a fan of the Bud light lime, Miller, Chill or Labatt Light lime so I'm hoping the hot sauce really compensates for this addition. Will need to give it a try.