Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and that means get-togethers with old friends, spicey food and Mexican beers. Those of us who are organized will remember to buy Mexican beer, but domestic will do just as well in a pinch. Either way, the salted beer rim is big during Cinco de Mayo and you don’t want to be the only gringo in the room who looks like the $30 cocktail diva or divo who doesn’t know how to hang with a bottle of Dox Equis.

Luckily for you we tracked down the most qualified expert around, Pat Trevino of Twang, the country’s leading beer salt manufacturer.

Is beer salt different to regular salt?

Beer Salt is a delicious, citrus-flavored salt inspired by the Latino tradition of adding citrus and salt to beer. Sprinkle our salt combination onto your bottle, can or mug, and take the convenient pocket-sized mini beer bottle with you wherever you go.

How do you apply it?

Beer Salt adds excitement to any beer. We prefer it on Domestic Lagers, Mexican Imports or Belgian-style wheat beers. For a well-dressed bottle, can or mug, follow these simple steps:

  • Rub a lime around the rim of your beer bottle, glass or can’s rim
  • Add a dash of Beer Salt to the top of your beer – the lime will help it stick
  • Lick, drink and repeat!

Make It Personal!

Check out Twang’s four Beer Salt Flavors to see which one has your name on it!


As the original, classic flavor, Lemon-Lime Beer Salt has been loved by beer drinkers for more than 30 years. The tangy combination of natural lemon and lime with salt adds a tasty twist to the drinking experience. Try it with Mexican and American lagers, tequila, margaritas, or a malt beverage.


Inspired by the long-standing Latino tradition of adding lime and salt to a beer, this flavor plays second fiddle to nobody. The bold lime flavor is a perfect and convenient partner to any Mexican import. It also goes great on chicken, but is best when the chicken is served with beer. You get our point. It’s also great with a Mexican import, domestic lager, beer-rita, or tequila.

Hot Lime

Every family has one, and this is ours—the bad boy of the bunch. Hot Lime is our boldest and most unique flavor yet. It was developed in celebration of Twang’s 25th anniversary, but this beast just won’t go back in the cage. Its flavor has just enough heat to make your beer beg for more. It’s a great fit with tequila, a domestic lager, Mexican import, michelada, or Bloody Mary.


Twang brings you the bold flavor of traditional michelada. This tasty mix of tomato, lime, and chili combines the zesty flavors of a michelada to create a perfect salt blend for topping off a domestic lager, Mexican import, tequila, Bloody Mary, michelada, or other tomato-based drinks.