Now I knew the Michelada sounded a little scary - it's described as a "quirky quaff" with an "odd and off putting assemblage of ingredients", and the reporter admitted it's not exactly spreading like wildfire in the States, but I figured after a couple of beers, it might seem like a good idea, right? Conversation starter, challenge, whatever.
Here it is.
12 oz beer
1 oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
2 dashes Mexican hot sauce (e.g., Cholula)
Combine ingredients over ice in a salt-rimmed highball glass and stir. Avoid watering down the beer with too much ice or small cubes that melt quickly. Most Michelada fans make the drink with either a blond Mexican beer or a darker one such as Negra Modelo. I prefer the drink with Shiner Bock from Texas.
You can see from the substitute drink photo below, we didn't make them. Cause if we did, I'd have made Christopher pose for a photo with his.
(Free PR! He has a cool radio show here in Boston on Thursday AMs)
Anyways, I'm not sure exactly how it came to be that we didn't. But instead, we read on and realized two important things that may have led to the decision to shine on them.
1. A lot of people think this drink sucks - including the reporter.
2. I only had cajun hot sauce. That's taking something questionable and making it worse.
In retrospect, those two things shouldn't have stopped us. But whatever, they did. Maybe it was the arrival of Craig or the kids or the finishing up of the dinner. Instead, we used the Juice O Matic and put lime juice in our Dos Eques and had a great dinner. But the idea of these was too good not to share, and I still plan on getting some Mexican hot sauce and trying them another time. If you're game C and S?
The pic above is of a whole different drink I'd photographed earlier in the week. It did not suck, in fact it was so good, we went out and bought mint plants and are now growing our own supply on the patio for future drinks. It's sort of a Caprihina.
Better than a Michelada
Fresh squeezed lime juice
Muddled mint leaves
Like a Mojito but without the rum. I'm thinking so far, we've gotten our $4 out of the juicer.
Come say hi! I've never been anywhere to meet fellow bloggers and hope to see some of you in person tomorrow....