The Michelada Mexican Cocktail with Clamato®

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Consumers today demand variety and flavor. Just stroll through the drink aisle and really pay attention the next time you're in the store. Ever since middle school I've been a big fan of Dr Pepper, and now as an adult I've discovered the breadth of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) products. DPS is a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean with approximately 100 products on the market that either have zero or reduced calories or deliver nutritional benefits - there really is something for everyone.

If you take a peek into our pantry this summer you would see we're stocked with lots of DPS products that our family and friends enjoy. The kids love Crush, Mott's and Hawaiian Punch while I keep stock in a variety of other DPS product that happen to be guest favorites like Schweppes, Sunkist and A&W to name a few. Of course when we're having a cocktail we like to pull out the Mr & Mrs T mixers. There are so many fun a flavorful brands (over 50) in the DPS portfolio, that everyone is happy!

While you're staying hydrated and cooling down this summer, whether you’re enjoying a carbonated soft drink, tea, juice, mixer or other premium beverage, there is a good chance you’re enjoying one of DPS’s products.

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Of course around here on The Shopping Mama you've probably already figured out that we like a good cocktail. Being in the Western US (Arizona) and so close to Mexico, there are a lot of Latin flavors around here. We decided we wanted to try the Michelada Mexican Cocktail made with Clamato®.

It is said that the Michelada made its first appearance in Mexicali at the “Bar los V-tarros” where, the story claims, it was very common to experiment with drink mixes in an effort to find the perfect antidote for the hot, sultry climate. Witnesses claim that Mr. Camacho, the owner of “Bar los V-tarros,” and his good friend created the now very popular Michelada, a mix of Clamato® with beer, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lime, and pepper. The recipe became so popular, it quickly spread from Mexicali … to the world, and in the U.S. we celebrate this iconic drink on National Michelada Day on July 12th!

Clamato® juice is a unique and tasty cocktail made with tomato juice and a blend of spices that livens the senses, and was created in California back in 1969. Now, Clamato® is an indispensable ingredient used in many beverages, including the traditional Michelada.

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Celebrate National Michelada Day by making your own! Below is an authentic Michelada recipe:

The Michelada:
8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Clamato®
  • 4 cups Mexican lager beer (Modelo is typical)
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce, more or less to taste
  • 1 ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • Juice of one lime
  • Tajín seasoning for the rim

Method:

  1. Take about a tablespoon of Tajín (or salt) and sprinkle it on a small plate. Rub a slice of lime around the rim of the glass and then press the rim in the Tajín to salt the rim.
  2. Mix Clamato®, lager, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and soy sauce in a large pitcher. If you used Tajín to salt the rim, pour any excess from the plate into the pitcher.
  3. Fill glasses with ice, add Michelada mixture.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy!

Check out http://www.clamato.com/en/drinks for more recipe ideas, and http://www.clamato.com/en/about for more information on Clamato®.

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