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BUILDING A STARTER SPICE DRAWER

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Summertime equals boozy brunches. A mimosa, or a bloody mary are typically the alcoholic leaders in the clubhouse when it comes to selecting a morning beverage; however, there’s a Mexican superior that is consistently forgotten. Allow us to reintroduce you to the Michelada. Not only does this have the same tomatoey, hair-of-the-dog qualities of a bloody mary, it incorporates a Mexican lager beer (basically summer in a glass) for some bubbly, bruncy carbonation.

Whether you’re trying to recover from a rough night the night before, or you want to embody the saying, “You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning,” the Michelada will not disappoint.

The hallmarks of a good Michelada (in addition to the Mexican lager beer) are a salt and chile powder-rimmed glass, Clamato juice, lime juice, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and some hot sauce. Throw in a good patio to enjoy the morning sunshine, and you’ve got the makings of a perfect summer day.

¡Provecho!

Makes 2 beverages
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ¾ tsp plus a couple pinches Don Juan Chiles Mild Ground New Mexico
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 c Clamato juice
  • ½ c lime juice (4 limes should do the trick)
  • A couple drops of worcestershire sauce
  • A couple drops of soy sauce
  • A couple drops of hot sauce (we recommend Tapatio)
  • 1 12oz can of Mexican lager beer

Thoughts Before Starting

  • Double check that the rim of your glass will fit in the bowl you pick to mix the spices in, this prevents you from dirting an extra dish

Prep Work

  • Mix the tablespoon of salt and ¾ teaspoon of the mild ground new mexico chile powder together in a bowl
  • Juice the limes into a container, but don’t discard the wedges

Directions

  1. Use a lime wedge to moisten the rim of the glasses
  2. Dip the glasses into the spice mix and ensure it’s well coated
  3. Fill the glasses with ice cubes
  4. Add half the lime juice and half the Clamato juice
  5. Add a couple drops of worcestershire, soy, and hot sauce (totally up to your taste buds on how much you’d like to use, but this is what we recommend)
  6. Add a pinch of the chile powder to each glass
  7. Fill up the glass with Mexican lager beer, give it a stir, and have a drink

Spice it Up

Literally spice it up by replacing the Mild Ground New Mexico with the Hot Ground New Mexico powder

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