Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Micheladas



These Mexican cocktails are savory instead of sweet.  It's called a Michelada, which is like the Mexican version of a Bloody Mary.  And they're fabulous!  This batch makes up enough for a crowd, so it's great for parties.  Cilantro is not typical here, but my husband loves cilantro so we added it. But you can certainly leave it out.  Enjoy!

MICHELADAS
92 ounces chilled Spicy Clamato (or V8)
92 ounces beer (like Corona or Dos Equis)
1/2 to 1 C lime juice, to taste
3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (or more if you like)
2 teaspoons Maggi seasoning (or soy sauce)
Tabasco or hot sauce, to taste
1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
1/4 C salt
1/4 C chili powder
Lime wedges (about 4-5 limes)
Celery stalks (optional)
Ice cubes

Mix together the Clamato, beer, lime juice, Worcestershire, Maggi seasoning, Tabasco or hot sauce, and cilantro, if using, in a large pitcher.  Mix together the salt and chili powder.  Rub the rims of glasses with lime wedges and dip the rims into the salt and chili powder mixture.  Serve the drinks over ice with extra hot sauce, if desired, lime wedges, a sprinkle of the salt and chili powder mixture, if desired, and the celery stalks.

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