It is sweltering in Illinois as I write this. I glanced at the weather report before I biked to work this morning, and to my dismay saw that it would feel like 112 F outside. And, it did. Look out east coast, this heat wave is coming for you. I'd recommend that you stock a few ingredients in your home in preparation. This is my favorite way to keep cool on these hot, hot summer nights.
12 oz. lager beer (I use Tecate)
Kosher flake salt
4 large ice cubes
Cut the lime into quarters and run one of the wedges around the rim of a 20 oz pint glass. Pour a tablespoon of salt into a flat dish and coat the glass rim. Add four large ice cubes to the glass, squeeze in the lime juice, and add the lime quarters. Top with beer.
(From the archives.)