Last Monday Ryan and I decided to make our own michelada. Delicious: clamato, spicy V8, lime, chili powder, worcestershire, pepper, ice and of course Modelo.
Unfortunately I didn’t realize that I was out of regular Tabasco. I did put some Tabasco Chipotle in my first miche. The smokey flavor was interesting, though I wouldn’t want more than just a taste. Too overpowering. We went to La Fiesta down on Flores for ingredients. A pleasant experience. Time seemed somehow to stop in the open, well-lit store. It was a pity to leave almost but we had miches to make. Worth it.
Choice. I had a Modelo, my go-to beer. The other standards are also available.
Sadly not nearly spicy enough. It had a bit of a peppery punch but no real sting, which I appreciate in a michelada.
Blonde. They don’t make these with tomato or clamato juice. It suffered because of it. A good michelada has a bit of color to it. Still it made for an airy summer drink.
Overall Taste: ✪✪✪✪
Light but better with a shot of tomato juice, which the bartender provided happily when we asked. I love Tito’s. It’s one of my favorite restaurants in San Antonio. This bumped up the star rating here. Still a good michelada has a little something extra to it: celery, chili powder, olives, hell even shrimp. I mean, that’s a meal! Always visit Tito’s; just don’t think you’ll get the city’s best miche.
Welcome to Miche Monday where we review different micheladas (a cerveza preparada). It’s a lovely summery drink involving beer, lime, salt, pepper, tabasco, worcesterhire sauce and tomato juice (or some kind of combination of these ingredients and/or more).Here’s the first recipe (from Texas-Backyard-BBQ.com) and stay tuned (a little outdated, I know, but the micheladas aren’t and what’re you going to do, change the channel with the clicker?) for some reviews.
Kosher Salt For Glass Rim
Salt or celery salt
Cajun Chef Hot Sauce
Coarse Ground Black Pepper
Pacifica* Beer – (Some prefer a dark beer)
*They mean Pacifico but the recipe is solid. Add as much or little beer as you like. Notice that there is no clamato or tomato juice. I prefer it with the former. We’ll get you another recipe to try next Monday. Enjoy!