Nothing says “Super Bowl” like beer, am I right? I like a good beer. But I’m also a lover of fun cocktails and I really enjoy trying new recipes. Enter the Michelada. It’s a sort of like a Bloody Mary made with beer instead of vodka. For sure it’s an acquired taste. But we are all
adults still figuring stuff out are and willing to try new things, right?
I love spicy cocktails — jalapeños floating in my drinks make me happy. So I am sharing a recipe for a Spicy Michelada.
The fun thing about this is drinking it at night instead of at brunch, like with a Bloody Mary. If you think this is crazy, you wouldn’t believe the other things I do to keep my life on the edge.
1/4 cup kosher salt or margarita salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2 limes, juiced (plus extra lime wedges to garnish)
2 cups light Mexican beer
2 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot sauce (Tabasco is a good choice)
1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced (optional)
1. After you’ve squeezed your limes for juice, use them to wet the rims of your glasses
2. Place salt, paprika and cayenne (if using) into a small bowl and whisk the ingredients together. Pour onto a plate and rim glasses with salt mixture. Fill your glasses with ice.
3. Fill a large cocktail shaker or small pitcher partially with ice followed by the remaining ingredients, except for the jalapeno. Shake or stir until mixed. Divide mixture among the two prepared glasses and finish with lime wedges, black pepper and jalpaenos (if using). Serve.
I know what I’ll be trying this Sunday!