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July 12th is National Michelada Day and guess what I will be doing…yes CELEBRATING.
I’m inviting friends over, yes other moms and the kids will be in the house being kids while the moms will be enjoying Michelada Day outside in my mom cave (hehe) in the backyard. Don’t worry we all live within walking distance and if we did have to drive then, we will call UBER. Remember no judging! Just enjoy! We are all older, so we know when it is our time to stop before we start dancing on the tables, and usually the husbands come over too. We love to hang out with our neighbors; it builds community.
It is said that the Michelada made its first appearance in Mexicali at the “Bar los V-tarros” where the story claims, it was very common to experiment with drink mixes to find the perfect antidote for the hot, sultry climate. Witnesses claim that Mr. Camacho, the owner of “Bar los V-tarros,” and his good friend created the now very famous Michelada, a mix of Clamato® with beer, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lime, and pepper.
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The recipe became so popular, it quickly spread from Mexicali … to the world, and in the U.S. we celebrate this iconic drink on National Michelada Day on July 12th!
Clamato® juice is a unique and tasty cocktail made with tomato juice and a blend of spices that livens the senses and was created in California back in 1969. Check out http://www.clamato.com/en/drinks for more recipe ideas, and http://www.clamato.com/en/about for more information on Clamato®. .Now, Clamato® is an indispensable ingredient used in many beverages, including the traditional Michelada.
- 4 cups Clamato®
- 4 cups Mexican lager beer Modelo is typical
- 1 tsp. hot sauce more or less to taste
- 1 ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- Juice of one lime
- Tajín seasoning for the rim
- 1. Take about a tablespoon of Tajín (or salt) and sprinkle it on a small plate. Rub a slice of lime around the rim of the glass and then press the rim in the Tajín to salt the rim.
- 2. Mix Clamato®, lager, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and soy sauce in a large pitcher. If you used Tajín to salt the rim, pour any excess from the plate into the pitcher.
- 3. Fill glasses with ice, add Michelada mixture.
- 4. Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy!
Are you ready to enjoy National Michelada Day, you have the recipe now, so please head to the store soon and on July 12th hold that glass high and CELEBRATE!