I can still remember my first Micheladas at a Mexican restaurant thinking: “What in the world is this?” To my surprise it was delicious! I am a sucker for Bloody Mary’s, but the Michelada takes things to a whole other level. Maybe it’s the chili Tajin crusted rim, or the crisp carbonation of the beer, whatever it is….its magical. To celebrate this Cinco de Mayo we poured a few of these babies and BBQ’d in the backyard. Here are a few things I used.
- Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix
- Valentina hot sauce
- Lemon or Lime
- Worcestershire sauce
Run some water over a glass and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes
Smear a lemon or line around the edge of the glass. Next sprinkle some Tajin on a paper place and roll the glass around coating the Tajin onto the edge.
Add your Bloody Mary mix to the glass about 1/2 way. You can use any tomato juice but I love the spices in Zing Zang so that’s what I went with.
Squeeze one lemon or lime into the glass with a few dashes of worcestershire sauce.
Add a splash of any hot sauce you like. My favorites are Valentina or Chaloula.
Last you’re going to add your beer. typically a Mexican beer such as Modelo, Pacifico, Tecate or Corona. I used Lawnmower because it has a crisp and refreshing taste.
That’s it! You can dress it up however you would like. I used cilantro and some pepper on top to give it a little extra flavor. This is a fun drink you can make several different ways so use your creativity and ENJOY!