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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.
I 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.
We 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.
Here’s what you’ll need for the recipes:
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!
These drinks are flavourful and a huge crowd pleaser, especially on a warm day at the beach.
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
Prepare 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!
Want 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
Bring these dishes to the beach for you and your family and friends to create the perfect National Michelada Day celebration!