Michelada Bloody Mary

Michelada Bloody Mary
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Michelada Bloody Mary
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Michelada Bloody Mary

If want to know anything about how to cook authentic Mexican food, Rick Bayless, chef and owner of Frontera Grill, Topalabampo, etc. and TV celebrity and cookbook author, is the guy to talk to. He lives and breathes the culinary influences of Mexico, so when he creates his Mary-like Michelada, you can bet it will be packed with flavor. His take includes beer, tequila, citrus fruits, pomegranate, tomatoes, and Tabasco. 

Ingredients

1 cup tomato juice

1 oz. fresh orange juice

1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice

1 oz. fresh lime juice, plus 1 lime wedge

1⁄2 oz. pomegranate juice (optional)

Kosher salt, for garnish

4 oz. tequila blanco

1  12-oz. bottle Mexican beer such as Corona 

Tabasco, to taste

Worcestershire, to taste

4 pickled jalapeños, for garnish

Directions

Combine juices in a pitcher; set aside. Spread salt on a plate. Rub the rim of 4 beer mugs with a lime wedge. Dip rims of mugs into salt. Fill mugs with ice and divide juice mixture between mugs.


Add 1 oz. tequila and 3 oz. beer to each. Season with Tabasco and Worcestershire, stir, and add a jalapeño to each glass. 

Bloody Mary Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Bloody Mary Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.