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 powder 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 why 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.
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.
Michelada – The Mexican Bloody Mary Recipe
For the drink:
- 6 ounces tomato juice or Bloody Mary Mix
- 1/4 cup lime juice - 2 to 3 limes
- 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce, you may add more after trying the finished product
- 1 can/bottle 12 ounces, your favorite beer, I used Dos Equis
- green olives - optional
- lime wedges - optional
For the rim of the glass:
- 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- Mix the sea salt and chili powder in a saucer.
- Use a lime wedge and rub around the rim of each glass.
- Hold the glass straigh down and place into the salt/chili powder mix.
- Lift and set aide.
- Pour all of the 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.
- Drink up!