Saturday, July 28, 2012


It's nice having your nails done right behind a Mexican Restaurant and Bar. It's even nicer when your manicurist keeps the owners nails looking pretty in exchange for cocktails, and they deliver!

A couple of weeks ago I had my usual Margarita and she ordered a Michelada. Huh?? She said it was a Bloody Mary with beer instead of vodka! I had a taste. It was one of those moments where your taste buds take a long pause and then go into the happy dance. It really takes a moment to figure out how these flavors come together, but all of a sudden they work.

I came home and googled Michelada. There were so many different versions (who knew they were so popular) but I decided on tomato juice, light colored beer, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and lime juice. I salted the rim of the glass with a mixture of Kosher salt and chili powder. This is a great, refreshing cocktail and perfect for our warm summer days.


12 oz. light colored beer
1-3 oz. tomato juice or clamato juice.
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
2-3 dashes of hot sauce
1 lime
Kosher salt
Chili powder ( hot or mild)

Cut a small lime wedge and use it to moisten the rim of a tall beer or cocktail glass. Dip the rim into a small saucer of kosher salt mixed with chili powder.

Fill the glass with ice and add the ingredients to your liking. Pour the beer in last and give it a stir.

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