I am not a very good planner. If I can arrange my day a couple hours in advance, I'm ahead of the game. I procrastinate on making dentist and doctor appointments, I usually reply to invitations on the last day before the RSVP, I fill out all those kid forms the morning they are due, and thank God for online bill paying. It has saved my A$$ a number of times. I do though, typically figure out what to make for dinner a week in advance. We all have our priorities.
Well today, I did not plan to make dinner. We headed to a new Mexican restaurant in town. Many New Jersey restaurants do not have liquor licenses (some crazy New Jersey law), so I concocted my own south of the border libation to enjoy. The Mexichelada Mary is a beer based drink with tomato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire, and a shake of pepper. The drink is served in a salt rimmed glass (most of my favorite drinks are served in salt rimmed glasses) with a wedge of lime. The base of my drink was made with my Beer-of-the-Summer, Bud Light Lime. I am protesting slightly since the sale of Anheuser Busch to a foreign company, though.
The Mexichelada Mary
makes 1 big drink
1 (6-ounce) can of tomato juice
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 (12-ounce) bottle Bud Light Lime
salt to rim glass
shake of pepper
In a 2-cup measuring cup, combine tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Slowly pour in beer. Rub lime wedge along rim of a tall glass and dip in salt. Pour drink into glass, add a shake of pepper, and serve with lime wedge.