The vaso loco (literally, “crazy glass”) is an elaborate version of the michelada (previous page). Filled with seafood, it is as much a snack as a drink. It’s always great fun to see what an inventive cantinero puts together. The basic elements are fresh shellfish (usually cooked, but not always), something tomatoey, beer, citrus, spices, and a shot of tequila floating on top.
Cucumber stick or jicama stick
Store-bought or homemade hot sauce, lime wedges
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