So you’re thinking of making a couple of Mexican Michelada drinks for Friday night company? Or maybe just hanging out in your backyard on a Saturday afternoon with a nice barbecue going with some family and friends? This is a great alternative to your average beer. Take a mexican beer and yess it has to be a mexican beer to be considered a Mexican Michelada so go get some Montejo, Modelo, Dos XX, Tecate or Corona and get your Micheladas on!
A Mexican Michelada is a very popular beer based cocktail in Mexico and truly refreshing! There are a variety of Michelada recipes made in Mexico depending on what region you’re in. In future posts I will add some of these. Here’s the thing, this beer cocktail, at first sight when you see or hear what the ingredients are in making a true Mexican Michelada you may do what most everyone does that has never had a Michelada, turn there heads almost in digust or like Scooby Doo does when he is in shock with what Shaggy wants to do! Hahahha!
Why you ask?! Because the ingredients involved in a true Mexican Michelada for those of you that don’t know, can be a halting factor….but like I always say, everything that looks pleasing and appetizing to the eyes, has to be tried at least once! Well trust me, this will NOT be a once in a lifetime taste! PLEASE JUST TRUST ME ON THIS!!!
Some of the ingredients include Maggi Sauce, Tajin, Worcestershire Sauce and lime or lemon. You would think these ingredients would truly alter the flavor of the beer! Nooooooo!!!! It enhances it!!! THENNNN you add the lime to this mixture and FINALLY the beer over ice!!! AHHHH!!!! Truly refreshing!! The only thing that I will forewarn you about is that for this drink you add Tajin to the drink itself but also traditionally the rim of the glass and if you’re not like me that uses a straw (yes in Mexico they serve this drink with a straw!) you will get a good bit of tajin in your mouth when you drink it! It’s like the salt that’s added to the glass rim of a Margarita. So I suggest you try it both ways if you prefer not to use a straw and see what you like the best. Another alternative in to rim the glass with sea salt or regular salt or not anything!
- 1(12 oz) Mexican beer (like Montejo, Dos XX, Modelo, Corona)
- 1 lime
- worcestershire sauce (a couple of dashes)
- maggi sauce or soy sauce (a couple of dashes)
- ice cubes
|On a plate and combine some tajin and salt or just salt if you prefer. Rim the glass of a tall beer mug or glass with lime and flip mug or glass over on plate to cover with tajin and salt.|
|Add a couple of dashes of worcestershire sauce, maggi sauce (or soy sauce to mug). Juice half the lime and mix with ingredients. You can also add a couple of sprinkles of tajin to mix. Add ice cubes and finally the beer. Stir all together and serve immediately with or without a straw (some people do not like the taste of the tajin all over there lips). Do not allow the beer to water down from ice.|
Mojito de Melón con Tequila
4th of July Watermelon Tequila Mojito!
This Watermelon Tequila Mojito is so refreshing in these hot summer months, I’m sure you will be making it more than 1,2,3 times this summer.
Take advantage now that watermelon is in season! Invite some friends over and have yourself a nice get together. Start up the grill, throw some rib eye steaks and some sausages and get the summer party started. I had some friends over last weekend and thats what I did! Hmmm, I think I may do this again this weekend!
Okay so let’s talk tequila! Tequila is a distilled Mexican liquor made from the Blue Agave plant. Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the city of Tequila, hence the name Tequila. It also has The Denomination of Origin, meaning that Tequila can only be made in Mexico. Primarily in the Mexican state of Jalisco due to its regional area which is conducive to growing the plant. The Jalisco area is broken down into two regions, the highlands (Los altos) and the lowlands (Los Bajos). Tequila produced from the highlands is much smoother and sweet while tequila from the lowlands is harsher and dryer.
The blue agave plant takes roughly 8 to 12 years to mature and grows 5 to 8 feet tall and 7-12 feet in diameter. Weighing anywhere from 150 lbs to 250 lbs. When the quiote (stem) grows out from the center of the plant, it is cut down. Soon thereafter, the pina (heart of the plant) is ready to be harvested. If the quiote is left for too long, the pina will produce to much sugar and it will no longer be useful in the tequila making process. Thus harvesting at the right time is of utter importance in making Tequila.
There are two categories of tequila, mixtos and 100% agave. Mixtos have at least 51% agave and the rest is made up of glucose and fructose sugars. Some attribute the standard tequila hangover, to come from all the added sugar while others claim it’s the quality of the tequila. Either way keep in mind mixtos have added sugars. One thing that may be of some consideration for you if you are interested in in having a couple of shots on Friday night with your buddies, think of buying a bottle that is 100% agave if you are at least hoping to avoid one!
Well folks, I’m not a tequila lover but this watermelon tequila mojito really hits the spot on a hot day. So whatcha say you give it a try?! And if you’re not a drinker, just exclude the tequila!
Don’t forget to let me know what you think!
Watermelon Tequila Mojito
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Occasion||Barbecue, Casual Party|
- 1 seedless watermelon (cube about a cup)
- 3 Tablespoons white tequila (or as much as you like for each drink :))
- 2-3 Teaspoons sugar (or to taste for each drink (I like 2 teaspoons in mine)
- 1 lime (use entra lime for garnish if desired)
- 10 bundle of mint leaves (each drink)
- splash of club soda (each drink)
- sea salt or regular salt (rim glass)
- garnish with mint leaves and lime slices
|Cut lime in half and rim glasses with lime juice. On a plate pour some salt and flip glasses to coat with salt. Cube about a full glass of the watermelon. Put cubes in blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.|
|Take the cut lime and cut again in quarters. In each glass, muddle (mash) 4 pieces of lime, sugar and about 7 to 10 mint sprigs and mix well. Repeat process with second glass. Add ice. Pour tequila to each glass. Divide watermelon juice into both glasses and splash some club soda (or to taste) to each glass. Garnish with lime wedges and mint sprigs. Enjoy!|
|Divide watermelon juice into both glasses and splash some club soda (or to taste) to each glass. Garnish with lime wedges and mint sprigs. Enjoy!|