Add a little spice to your life with a Michelada. The perfect balance of tomato, lime, hot sauce and an ice cold beer. A tradition that you shouldn’t miss.
Michelada is a comforting cocktail. You know how Bloody Mary’s are served at a brunch or on a party day a bit earlier than usual?
Well, the Mexican Bloody Mary let’s you take it even a little easier because the vodka is switched out with your favorite beer. Yes, that means you aren’t going to get knocked out of your socks in the a.m.
Lime is also added for the Mexican flare and, of course, some hot sauce. There is even a little chili seasoning mixed with the salt for the rim. Sounding good? Oh, it is!
You might think it is too hot but it isn’t. There is just more spicy flavor which mixes great with tomato and beer.
I use to carry around a prejudice against yuppies (the 90’s?). I know, it sounds terrible. Does that term even exist anymore? Don’t ask me because I don’t even know what a yuppie is!
Anyway, this is how my brain worked. I thought that yuppies (whoever they are) invented putting limes in Corona beer.
So, you couldn’t put limes on your prettiest platter and get me to squeeze lime juice in my Corona. I am laughing at myself.
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Sometime, in past years, I learned from my nephew (he surfs in Mexico on a yearly trip) that it is a Mexican way of life to put lime in ALL of their beers.
I went, ‘Oh!!! I was so wrong. Now I’m always going to put lime in my beer.” I know. I am easily swayed and thank goodness my prejudices are frivolous.
So, check out this recipe to enhance your South of the Border experience and have fun.
Oh, I almost forgot! Another fun cocktail to serve at special occasions is the Silver Cadillac Margarita. So very very refreshing.
Let me slip in this one pic of the margarita. It’s so good and pretty too! There’s a golden recipe on that post too.
So now let’s get settled back with this nice spicy concoction, the Michelada.
How to Set Up a Mexican Bloody Mary Michelada Bar
- This will add more color and festivities to the area indoors or out.
- Sidebar or table and it would be especially handy if you could work at it standing up.
- Glassware of your choice. You could also use taller beer glasses too.
- A short but wider glass container for green olives.
- Another matching holder or tray to hold lime wedges.
- Picks to hold the olives. A saucer with lots of of the salt and chili seasoning for dipping.
- Lots of ice and tongs for placing ice in the glasses.
- Tomato mixture in a pitcher or large measuring cup for pouring.
Michelada – The Mexican Bloody Mary Recipe
Add a little spice to your life with a Michelada. The perfect balance of tomato, lime, hot sauce and an ice cold beer.
For the Salty Rim
- 2 teaspoons sea salt or coarse salt
- 1/2 teaspoon chili seasoning mix
For the Drink:
- 6 ounces tomato juice or Bloody Mary Mix
- 1/4 cup lime juice 2 to 3 limes
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce vegan
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce you may add more after trying the finished product
- 12 ounces beer your favorite, I used Dos Equis
- 3 green olives optional
- 1 wedge lime optional
For the Rim:
Mix the salt and chili seasoning in a saucer and spread wider than the rim of the glass.
- Use a lime wedge and rub around the rim of each glass.
Hold the glass from the bottom and move straight down and place into the salt/chili seasoning mix. Lift and set aide.
For the Drink:
Pour all of the drink ingredients into a large pitcher and mix.
- Fill up the glass with ice.
- Pour the mixed drink over the ice.
- Serve with olives and lime wedges for a little extra fun.
P.S. For the bar – a shortcut would be to have the olives already on the picks as they are in the photo right below.
They don’t need to be kept in the refrigerator for the short time they’ll be out. It’ll make things a little easier.
Another hint is if you pre-cut a tiny slice into the center of the lime wedge it will slip onto the class rim much easier. Just a little slice to get it started and then push a little bit onto the rim.