The Perfect Mexican Michelada Recipe with Clamato

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With Summer well on its way and the weather starting to spike, what better way to refresh yourself than with a cool cocktail? Clamato is always my drink of choice, ever since I was young, it’s been my go-to. I think it’s because it’s also my family’s drink of choice. I’m spicing things up this year with a delicious Michelada, which funnily enough, my Dad introduced me to. Clamato is, of course, the perfect match for my Michelada! I’m taking our regular ‘beer and clam’ and turning the heat on with some added ingredients. I love adding a bit of spice to my Clamato, so these are the perfect summer drinks, plus, they’re super simple to make. Read on for how to make a yummy Michelada and which foods to pair it with.

the-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatothe-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatothe-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatoI love going to the beach when it starts getting warmer out because my family and I live close to the beach, we often take our adventures there. Because my family and I are all so busy with our own crazy schedules, we don’t always get the chance to hang out all together. This time, we’re making an effort to celebrate the beginning of a beautiful summer season. We like to do this every year when the weather starts getting nicer. We’re taking our Micheladas, our delicious cheese sticks for our food pairing and we’re ringing in National Michelada Day the best way we know how.

the-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatothe-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatothe-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatoWe chose cheese sticks and created a delicious corn salad and zesty cilantro lime sauce which paired perfectly with our Micheladas. The cheesy pairing brought out the zesty lime in a very complementary way. Not to mention, this was so simple to whip up because you don’t need that many ingredients. Also, I like to eat fresh food when going to the beach, and salads are always a hot topic in my household, especially when paired with tasty and savoury cheese sticks.

the-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatothe-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatothe-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatothe-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatothe-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatothe-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatothe-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatothe-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatoHere’s what you’ll need for the recipes:

Michelada recipe:

Clamato

Your favourite beer

½ cup ice

3-4 splashes of your favourite hot sauce

2 splashes of English sauce

Juice of 1 lime

Salt for the rim

To start, rim the glasses with salt. Add the fresh squeezed juice of 1 lime. Next, add your favourite beer (I used 1 can each for each Michelada), then add your Clamato. Top with 3-4 splashes of your favourite hot sauce, 2 splashes of English sauce and voila!

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I love easy recipes that you can whip up for your family in a jiffy. This corn salsa and zesty cilantro lime sauce are delicious and perfect for sharing, and always on high demand from my family.

Corn salsa recipe:

1 can corn

1 large tomato, diced

1 tbsp green onion, minced

2 tbsp cilantro, chopped

½ tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp lime juice

Salt + pepper to taste

Zesty cilantro lime sauce recipe:

¾ cup sour cream

1 tbsp cilantro, chopped

1 tbsp lime juice

¼ tsp ground black pepper

½ tsp chili powder

the-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatoPrepare cheese sticks according to directions. Combine all ingredients for salsa in a small bowl. Combine all ingredients for cilantro lime sauce in a small bowl. Divide cheese sticks among nacho chips. Dip into salsa and cilantro lime sauce. Enjoy!

the-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatothe-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatothe-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatoWant to give these recipes a go? They’re simple and easy to find, I purchased the Clamato product in the juice aisle at Walmart, and the food pairing items are from the Walmart Deli. Want to check out other Michelada recipes and pairings? Check out MyMicheladaMatch.com

the-perfect-mexican-michelada-recipe-with-clamatoBring these dishes to the beach for you and your family and friends to create the perfect National Michelada Day celebration!

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6 Comments

  1. July 11, 2017 / 12:56 am

    Now that looks like a refreshing drink. I normally find Clamato too salty but diluted with beer and spices should be very nice.

  2. July 12, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Wow, I am going to look for this product in the store now. I have never heard of Clamato. Interesting

  3. July 12, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    I’ve lived in Mexico for a few months, but have never heard of Michelada. And I’ve never tried beer with Clamato juice either. But there is always a first time for everything. Will have to try it out this weekend. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. July 13, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    While I was pregnant ALL I craved was Mott’s Clamato juice!! Though a Canadian Caesar is my favourite mixed drink so I guess it makes sense! I will definitely have to try this twist on it! xx

  5. July 20, 2017 / 4:34 am

    Oh, my! Everything looks so good…. And I love your top 🙂
    Thanks for sharing beauty.
    Xx, Raysa

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