...but I was wrong.
Yep, contrary to popular belief, I'm not always right. When I heard of a drink called a Michelada consisting of beer mixed with tomato juice (among other things), I was convinced it'd be among the grossest things ever created. My brave boyfriend was very eager to try it, so I searched out a reliable recipe, first looking to Bobby Flay. I went on to find recipes using every possible ratio of beer to tomato juice, but ended up using equal parts.
The salted rim, refreshing lime juice, and spicy hot sauce all worked together really well, truth be told. The final product was got two thumbs up from my boyfriend (who also tried Bobby Flay's ratio and didn't like it as well), and it was super easy to make. I read that folks in Mexico like to have this as a hangover cure, and I can see how that would work. Treat the effects of alcohol with more alcohol! All in all, this is an interesting and surprisingly tasty beverage.
Michelada (aka Mexican Bloody Mary)(aka Bloody Maria)
- 1 tablespoon coarse salt, to rim the glasses
- 4 cups tomato juice
- 32 ounces chilled Mexican beer
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
- Lime wedges
Rub the rim of the glasses with some lime juice and then dip the rims in the salt mixture.
Mix tomato juice, beer, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce in a large pitcher.
Fill glasses with ice, add Michelada mixture, and garnish with lime wedges.