Snaz up your cerveza with this English twist on the traditional Michelada. Perfect especially now with all things soccer going on in the world, channel your inner Brit with my new UK-inspired, yummy drinkity drink, English Bloody Michelada.
I mentioned recently how I recently was able to go to the UK. Well, this was not just a “trip”. This was a life-changing event for me. I haven’t been able to compete in triathlon, or pretty much run even, since getting injured at Ironman 70.3 Miami, which has been really frustrating. But this trip, this “journey” as the Brits say, was so good, SO what I needed …and I learned that, even with my crippling fear of heights, I LOVE to hike. And so here I am.
One thing our group of UK locals talked about ALL the time was soccer. In my day job too, in the US, “real football” is the only sport my first generation boss follows. And others. Internationally, soccer is a BIG deal. And now my son wants to give the sport a go as well. I love sports, so I’m game! Especially now that I got a taste of the devotion this sport has from its fans. As a New Englander, I totally get that. We are a devoted lot too.
BTW, another thing I full-on experienced in the UK was CRAFT BEERs. Yummy ones. So this English Bloody Michelada recipe is absolutely inspired by that too.
For this recipe, I used Clamato® Tomato Cocktail, which I also used for my Seafood Michelada (bonus easy dip recipe in this post too, just saying). I used the free Walmart grocery pick-up, which I have shown you before, to get the Clamato and ALL my groceries. Just order, schedule the pickup, and the service is free. And Clamato is an authentic tomato cocktail to spice up your parties and such too. Required for the perfect Michelada, no matter what spin you put on it,
Other than that, my recipe is really straight-forward. Clamato and a full-bodied beer. English mustard and Worcestershire. A touch of horseradish. Seasoning. This drink is all YUM.
So that’s it folks! An easy, international-inspired drink to enjoy the coming big games of soccer. no matter your favourite team! (HA! See what I did there?)
English Bloody Michelada
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 4 oz Clamato Tomato Cocktail
- 1/2 tsp English mustard
- 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce aka English sauce
- 1/8 tsp celery seed
- 1/8 tsp prepared horseradish
- a good dash hot sauce
- 8 oz full bodied beer such as an ale or IPA (I used a wheat ale with a light lemon aroma)
- garnish: celery thin English cucumber slices
- Add the ice, Clamato® Tomato Cocktail, English mustard, Worcestershire sauce, celery seed, horseradish, and hot sauce to a tumbler. Cap and shake very well. Strain into serving glass, then add the beer. Add ice if desired. Garnish with celery and cucumber. Yields 1 serving.
Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.