Beer Me: Red Beer

Words and photo by Shannon Mominee.

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You may think that beer and tomato juice is sacrilegious, and maybe it is depending on the beer. My mom mixes bottled Michelob Lite with it, hardly a beer at all.

I turn the volume up a bit and put a personal spin on the Michelada Espana or “Mexican Breakfast.” Experimenting to meet your taste is encouraged and there are recipes on the internet, but my basic blend is a 12 ounce can of Tecate poured into 3-4 ounces of Trader Joe’s Bloody Mary mix, a few dashes of hot sauce, a touch of ground black pepper, a wedge of jalapeño and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. Stir gently.

This blend will make your lips tingle and warm your face, but you’ll make another. It’s also a great way to enjoy vitamins A and C with lycopene.