Mexican: Michelada Recipe

A Michelada is a popular Mexican cocktail or cerveza preparada (prepared beer) that became popular in Mexico in the 40s micheladawhen people started mixing beer with hot sauce or salsa. Michelada is prepared differently in various parts of Mexico.  This is just one variation.

Ingredients

* Salt (any coarse salt will do)
* Cubed ice
* 1 lime, juiced
* 1 12 oz. can or bottle Mexican beer
* 1/2 tsp. hot sauce of choice, e.g. Tabasco (optional)
* 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire, Maggi or soy sauce
* 3 oz of Clamato

Directions
Cut one lime in half. Use one half of the lime to juice the rim. Make sure the glass is cold beforehand, so the salt sticks to it. Place the rim of the glass in your salt tray. Gently, but firmly, press the rim into the salt, turning the glass so the salt builds up on the rim.Fill the empty salted glass with ice. Put each half of the lime into the hand-juicer and squeeze so that the juice is over ice. Add Clamato and sauces to taste — a couple of drops will usually do the trick. Pour the beer (any of the better Mexican varieties are the best) into the glass, over the ice, lime juice, and sauces. Stir well with a long spoon.

Blue Martini Cocktail Recipe

martini
The martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth and garnished with an olive. Over the years, the martini has become one of the most well-known mixed alcoholic beverages. H. L. Mencken once called the martini “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet”,and E. B. White called it “the elixir of quietude”.-(Wikepedia)  For a splash of color for countries with Red, White and Blue as their color, add a cherry.

The blue martini with bite!

Blue Martini Recipe Ingredients

60ml (or approx 2 oz) Vodka
15ml (or approx � oz) Blue Curacao Liqueur
10ml (or approx � oz) lime juice
small wedge of lemon or lime
6 ice cubes

Blue Martini Recipe Directions

Into a cocktail shaker, pour the Gin and Curacao.
Add ice.
Shake well.
Rub the rim of the martini glass with the wedge of lemon/ lime.
Strain and pour the contents of the cocktail shaker into a martini glass.
Finish by arranging a twist of lemon on the rim of the martini glass.

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The Mimosa- The Perfect Daytime Event Drink

Invented in France, the Mimosa is a cocktail-like drink composed of one part dry champagne (or other sparkling wine) and one partmimosa thoroughly chilled orange juice. It is traditionally served in a tall champagne flute with a morning brunch, wedding and would be great for garden parties.

MCCN thought we would explore idea of a Virgin Mimosa. Check out this great cocktail recipe from drinksmixer.com:

http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink1p62o50.html

Margarita Recipes & History

The Margarita is an alcoholic beverage originating from Mexico. Like many popular beverages the cocktail favorite has several origin stories.  One story maintains that In 1948 Margarita Sames created the drink in Acapulco, Mexico using her two favorite spirits: Cointreau and tequila. Another popular myth states that restaurant owner Danny Herrera, of the Rancho La Gloria near Tijuana, Mexico, mixed and named this cocktail for the allergy-ridden American actress Marjorie King. King was reportedly allergic to every spirit except tequila and Margarita is Spanish for Marjorie.

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Great Margarita recipes
Classic Margarita
Cucumber Margarita
Frozen Margarita
Green Iguana Margarita
Peachtree Margarita
Prickly Pear Margarita
Rosa’s Pomegranate Margarita