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Alex proposed to me in the summer of 2009 and we celebrated by going out for Micheladas. Every year, to commemorate our proposal anniversary, we find a new way to put a twist on our Micheladas. This year, we are sharing our drinks while we camp in our backyard! I’m really excited about putting the kids to bed, setting up the baby monitors and celebrating 8 years together!
I was thinking about our menu for the evening and this year we are keeping it simple. We are paying homage to our childhood years, when we would pick mangoes from his parents tree, and celebrate holidays together. Alex prefers his mangos sweet and eaten right off the tree (he says it’s the Cuban way of eating a mango) and I like them a little green, diced up with salt and pepper (I say it’s the Venezuelan way).
For these Spicy Mango Michelada recipe, I wanted to meet both of our tastes halfway so I’m making these Spicy Mango Micheladas!
We choose to make Micheladas for two reasons. One, they’re delicious and fun, and two, on July 12 is National Michelada Day and I wanted to share my take on this tasty drink. So if you’re looking for us, we will be sipping on these in our backyard, and reminiscing of the day Alex proposed.
We also, like to pair our Micheladas with Walmart’s Cheddar Stuffed Jalapeños! They really bring all of the flavors together and you can find them at Walmart’s deli aisle!
Spicy and Tangy Mango Micheladas
Ingredients (for one drink)
- 1/4 cup Clamato Juice- this is the classic ingredient for Micheladas. You can find them in the juice aisle at Walmart.
- 1/4 cup of mango nectar
- Hot sauce- couple of drops or more if you like it really spicy
- lime juice from 1/2 a lime
- Your favorite Mexican beer
- 1 cup of ice
For the glass and for serving
- Cubed mango- threaded through bamboo skewers. Alex’s parents have a couple of mango trees in their backyard and we have so many childhood memories of eating mangoes and celebrating holidays together
- Chili powder
- Lime juice
- Lime wedge
- Sprinkle chili powder on the mango skewers and set aside
- Prepare the cup- Mix chili powder and salt in a shallow bowl, rim 6 large glasses with lime juice and dip into salt blend.
- In a cocktail shaker, add the ice, Clamato juice, mango nectar, hot sauce, and lime juice. Shake, taste, and adjust if necessary
- Pour the mixture on the prepared cup and top off with your favorite ice cold Mexican beer
- Garnish with lime and mango skewers, a lime wedge and enjoy!
Are you doing anything special for National Michelada Day? Check out other great Michelada recipes and pairings!