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A virgin Michelada, or not so bloody mary. This is a spicy tomato based mocktail with bold flavors, and a fun kick perfect for hot, sultry, climates, or eating alfresco with friends! It uses Clamata. I was surprised that Clamato and so many other great flavor drinks are a part of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Who knew?
As you probably know by now, I am not an alcohol drinker, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the refreshing nature of a cocktail. I just prefer to make a mocktail out of it, so I can get all the flavor and half the fun. Hahaha, just kidding. But in all seriousness, I love the idea of big, refreshing drinks, topped with fun ingredients, and enjoyed with family or friends. One drink I have been meaning to make for a while now is a (Not So) Bloody Mary. I love tomato juice, and love all the fun toppers that go into this popular drink!
Well, it just so happens that National Michelada Day is coming up on July 12th so I figured it was high time I make a virgin version of Michelada.It is like a Bloody Mary that uses beer instead of vodka. But since my version is alcohol free, it could technically be a virgin version of either.
Michelada made its first appearance in Mexicali at the “Bar los V-tarros”. The story goes that Mr. Camacho, the owner of “Bar los V-tarros,” wanted an antidote to the hot climate, and he and his good friend created the now very popular Michelada, a mix of Clamato® with beer, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lime, and pepper. Since then popularity of the drink has spread, and now we even have a day to celebrate it.
So let’s celebrate with a family friendly Michelada! The key to this drink is the Clamato® juice. It is made with tomato juice and a blend of spices that livens the senses, and was created in California back in 1969. It is still awesome today, and even more fun with extra cool glass garnish. You could probably garnish with whatever you want, I loved the way these garnishes looked, but they were also the perfect flavors to compliment the spicy tomato juice mocktail!
What is your favorite cup garnish? Bacon? Lime? Pickled veggies? The world is your oyster!
Celebrate National Michelada Day by making your own! Check out http://www.clamato.com/en/drinks for more recipe ideas, and http://www.clamato.com/en/about for more information on Clamato®. Clamato is part of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. They have 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and a portfolio that includes 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott’s, Mr & Mrs T mixers, Peñafiel, Rose’s, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda. To learn more visit the Dr Pepper Snapple Group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Serves 1 cup
A flavorful tomato and spice mocktail, the not so bloody mary, or virgin Michelada!
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 4 cups Clamato®
- 1 tsp. hot sauce, more or less to taste
- 2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- 1/2 cup lime juice (fresh is best)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced and ground into paste (or just buy garlic paste)
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Tajín seasoning for the rim
- 1 fresh lime for rimming the glass
- Green olives, cocktail onions, cherry tomatoes, sweet mini peppers, celery, and limes for garnish
- Take the Tajín and sprinkle it on a small plate.
- Rub a slice of lime around the rim of the glass and then press the rim in the Tajín to salt the rim.
- Mix Clamato®, garlic paste, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, black pepper, and soy sauce in a large pitcher.
- Fill glasses with ice, add Michelada mixture.
- Garnish with a skewer of green olives, cocktail onions, cherry tomato, and sweet mini peppers, a stalk of celery, and a lime.
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