The Michelada

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Do you brunch?
The Michelada
I love to do brunch.

Eggs Benedict, fresh croissants and cocktails at 11 am – what’s not to love about that?? One of my very favorite brunch drinks is a Bloody Mary – especially with fresh jalapenos. I’ve had them on my mind lately because I haven’t had one in a couple of years, so when I was looking at different recipes I ran across a variation called the “Michelada”, which contains beer in place of the traditional vodka.

I was intrigued, so I went to my local Wal-Mart (I’m so glad I have one right down the street from my neighborhood!) and grabbed all the stuff I needed, which included Francesco Rinaldi Original Pasta Sauce.
IM44 The Francesco Rinaldi sauce line is extensive; they offer a flavor for every taste and it’s a convenient pantry staple that you could use for so many things. For my drink, I chose to go with the Traditional Original.

Wait, what? Pasta sauce in a cocktail? Yep. Let me tell you, it worked beautifully.

I am in LOVE with this drink – it turned out better than I imagined it would. I salted the rim of the glass (mason jars) with Kosher salt mixed with cayenne pepper. If you know me, you know that I can’t get enough heat.
IMGP3265 I garnished this pretty little drink with celery stalks, jumbo olives, lime wedges and candied bacon. The candied bacon was amazing in this. To make it is really simple; just sprinkle brown sugar over bacon slices and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.
IMGP3322 The beer in place of vodka made it more light and refreshing than a traditional Bloody Mary, and the combination of flavors with the cayenne salted rim made it a straight up rockstar. 
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I’m anxious to try some of the other Francesco Rinaldi flavors. Check them out on Facebook here and follow them on Twitter – @francescosauce.  

Here’s your printable-

Michelada

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt and cayenne pepper, combined, for the glass rim
  • 3 tbsp. Francesco Rinaldi Original Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 cup V8 Splash Tropical Blend
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • Beer (I used Corona)
  • Garnishments such as celery sticks, olives, lime wedges, and candied bacon

Instructions

  • Dip the rim of a large glass in a bowl of water and roll in salt/cayenne mixture.
  • Combine the tomato sauce through lime juice in a shaker with ice and pour into glass halfway filled with ice.
  • Top it off with beer, and garnish.
http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/michelada/

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4 Comments:

  1. This looks totally AMAZING.
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  2. I love micheladas and am planning on sharing my recipe this summer! Yours looks delicious! I’m intrigued by pasta sauce twist. Great choice of garnishes. Yum!
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