The Mexichelada Mary

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.

Delightfully delicious.

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
lime slice
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.


Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I love Bloody Mary's but never heard of mixing beer with tomato juice. I will have to try it as I have been missing out on one great looking drink!

Rindy R said...

EAT! - this recipe looks yummy! Check out my blog today - I featured your delicious chicken nuggets. Thanks for both recipes! KitchenKlique.blogspot.com.

Jennifer said...

Man my father in law would adore this! Thanks!

Patsyk said...

I kind of like that we can bring our own to restaurants out here. But, it is a strange law that no one else seems to understand!

Your drink sounds quite tasty!

krysta said...

okay this is going to sound nuts but bud makes this only it has clamato... i know you can find it here and in texas.

Veronica said...

Now that is one interesting drink! I have never heard of mixing beer with tomato juice-I am just going to have to try that one-it looks very tasty in the photo!

Cynthia said...

This is definitely one to try soon.

Jan said...

I know what you mean, I am the worlds worst procrastinator! But I have to be organized with meals as my grocery store is 16 miles away!

That sounds an interesting concoction, I would never have thought of a beer Bloody Mary/Marguerita.

BTW, I've given you an award. Stop by sometime and collect it.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh . . . this is such great timing. We're having a Mexican shabang next weekend--all weekend--and these will be perfect!

Robin Sue said...

Weee what a drink! I must try this new beer then mix it up like you did. You come up with the coolest drinks. I'm comin over for happy hour on Friday!

Anonymous said...

I know the perfect beverage you might want to try...Limoncello just click on the link to get to foodista and you can find the recipe. You really should try this :) Cheers!