Cinco de Mayo Cocktail: Big Batch Micheladas
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Readers, a little secret: I'm a terrible beer drinker. My college experience was different than most, and included a lot more boxed wine than pabst blue ribbon. I grew up a city kid, and stayed a city kid when I went to NYU. I lived at home and commuting was a bitch so I missed a few keg stands. I'm not bitter (maybe a little) but I can admit drinking more than 2 brews is a challenge for me.
If you like Bloody Marys you'll love micheladas, mainly because you can drink more of them. They are thirst quenching, savory, satisfying, refreshing, I can go on. I love the slight carbonation that the beer lends, and I adore that you can batch these. When a guest is ready for a drink, fill half the cup up with your tomato base, add a nice splash of beer, and garnish with a lime. If you want to get fancy, you can put a salt rim on your glasses beforehand. Sip, sip, hooray! Or as we did in Cancun on spring break: arriba, abajo... you know the rest.
Michelada Batch For A Crowd
8oz tomato juice, 4 oz clam juice; alternatively use Clamato
juice of 2 limes
4-6 tbsp of Cholula hot sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2-3 cans of beer
To make the cocktail, mix all ingredients except beer together. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more lime or hot sauce if necessary. Let the tomato base sit in the fridge for at least an hour, or until very cold. Fill a tumbler with ice, pour halfway with base, and top with Modelo.
Do you have recommendations for other beer cocktails I should try?
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