If you know me then you know I love Mexican beer and micheladas. Now, Saint Patrick’s Day is around the corner. And it got me thinking. A lot of people love to drink green beer on Saint Patrick’s Day. So, I asked myself: can I make a green michelada? Now, full disclaimer – there is absolutely nothing Irish about this drink! However, it is delicious and festive. Therefore, if you want to enjoy some green beer this Saint Patrick’s Day holiday, then ditch the food coloring. And, enjoy this green michelada recipe instead!
What is a michelada?
A typical michelada is a mix of Mexican beer, lime juice, Clamato, and spices.
What is Clamato?
Clamato juice is a briny drink that is a mix of tomato juice and clam broth. It is very savory. This is what gives micheladas their distinct and delicious flavor!
How to make a green michelada
In my michelada recipe, I replaced the red tomato juice with blended tomatillos. Tomatillos are part of the tomato family. To give the drink a spicy kick, I also added some jalapeños. Finally, I was sure to include cilantro for an extra burst of flavor, but also to help create a beautiful, natural green color.
Instead of clam broth, I included A1 steak sauce, and worcestershire sauce. Plus a few drops of salsa Maggi. This combination will help to give our cocktail that fishy, briny, savory flavor that makes a michelada so tasty!
To make things extra festive, we will rim our glass with green Tabasco and kosher salt. Pour everything over ice with our favorite beer, and wow!
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Green Michelada Recipe
- bar spoon
- Cocktail Mixing Glass
- Citrus Squeezer
- 4-6 tomatillos
- 1-2 jalapeños
- cilantro 1/2 small bunch
- 2-4 limes juiced
- 1 tsp A1 sauce
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp pepper
- kosher salt
- 4 drops Salsa Maggi
- Your favorite Mexican beer
- Peel and wash the tomatillos. Wash the jalapeños and cilantro.
- Roast the tomatillos and jalapeños until evenly charred. Once charred, allow to cool.
- Once the tomatillos and jalapeños have cooled, add them to a blender with the cilantro. Reserve some cilantro leaves for garnish.
- Strain the blended mixture twice.
- Add the strained mixture to a cocktail mixing glass with ice.
- Add the A1 sauce, worcestershire sauce, salsa maggi, and pepper. Next, add in the lime juice.
- Stir really well until cold, and fully mixed. This is your michelada base.
- Rim your beer glass with green Tabasco sauce and salt. Add ice. Pour in your michelada mix.
- Tilt the glass and pour in your beer.
- Garnish with a sprig of cilantro.