Salsa Borracha

Salsa Borracha Recipe

I love salsas. In fact, did you know that Herencia Cookbook has an entire section devoted to salsas? That is to say, in my home, you will almost always find salsa.   In today’s post, I will share my special salsa borracha recipe. This salsa tastes refreshing and savory at the same time! As a result, this is one of my favorite salsas lately. For instance, I enjoy it with quesadillas, tacos, and more. You name it. Further, it is also quite delightful with chips or on top of nachos. Is your mouth watering yet? Yes? Ok then, so let’s get to it!

Is the salsa really drunk?

Salsa borracha literally translates to drunk sauce. This salsa has rightfully earned that name. You see, this salsa has a secret ingredient. And that ingredient is beer! The beer cuts the spiciness. Additionally, it complements the acidity of the tomatillos. The result is a perfectly balanced salsa that its absolutely tasty!

Salsa Borracha Recipe

To make this salsa, you will need the following ingredients

  • Onion, 1/2
  • Tomatoes, 3
  • Tomatillos, 3
  • Jalapeños, 3
  • Garlic cloves, 3
  • Chiles de arbol, 3-5
  • Cilantro, one handful
  • Salt, to taste
  • Mexican beer, to taste

Señora Advice: red onion works great here too

Now that you have gathered all your ingredients, this is how you will make the salsa. Firstly, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Secondly, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Next, add your tomatoes, garlic, onion, and jalapeños. Once the oven is warm, roast the vegetables for 20 minutes. The last 5 minutes, add the chiles de arbol. Then, once the veggies are roasted, carefully add them to your heat safe blender. (Or wait for them to cool off enough so that it’s safe to blend them.) Add cilantro and salt to the blender as well. Once blended, pour into a bowl. Stir in Mexican beer to taste. Finally, enjoy!

In conclusion, w did you think of this salsa borracha recipe? How do you like to enjoy salsa borracha? Here, at Herencia Cookbook, we would love to know! Be sure to hit us up in the comments. Finally, are you interested in learning more? Then be sure to check out our blog and our book for authentic SalviMex recipes with a modern (and sometimes healthy) twist.  

Salsa Borracha

Salsa Borracha Recipe

Salsa Borracha translates to drunk salsa. And that is because this salsa contains beer. The beer helps to tone down the spiciness, and it compliments the acidity from the other ingredients perfectly. The result is a delicious salsa!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4


  • comal
  • blender
  • cutting board


  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 3 tomatillos
  • 3 garlic glove
  • 3 jalapenos
  • 3-5 chiles de arbol
  • 1 handful cilantro minced
  • salt to taste
  • Mexican beer to taste


  • Warm a comal on medium/low heat.
  • Place the tomato, garlic, and serrano pepper on the comal.
  • Turn consistently, until the sides are evenly browned/charred.
  • Once the vegetables are evenly browned, place them into a heat-safe blender.
  • Add salt and carefully blend the cooked ingredients.
  • Transfer salsa to a bowl.
  • Finely chop the scallions and cilantro.
  • Stir the fresh vegetables into the cooked salsa.
  • Enjoy however you prefer to enjoy salsita!


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