Spicy Mango Michelada Drink - Engineer Mommy
Jun 142017
 

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My husband and I have been married for 8.5 years and we’ve been together for about 15 years (we were high school sweethearts). When it comes to basic relationship advice, one thing I’ve learned over the years is the importance of setting aside time on a regular basis to go for walks, enjoy lunch together, play board games, and find simple ways to connect with each other. We recently had a lovely Backyard Lunch together… just the two us while the kids were in school! To make the occasion more festive, I made delicious Spicy Mango Micheladas using Clamato Original flavor. This easy & delicious drink was perfect for our little lunch date! I also made some Cheese Stick Skewers (using cheese sticks from the Walmart Deli- so convenient) and I can’t wait to share all the details with you.

My husband’s schedule is very unpredictable. Some days he works an early shift and is home at 3pm (love those days!) Other days he works a late shift and doesn’t get home until 10pm. Since I work from home, my schedule is very flexible, but my schedule also parallels the kids’ school schedule. That’s why it can sometimes be hard to set up a lunch date with my husband. However, on the days that he works a late shift, he’s usually home until 1pm, so we can definitely take some time and have lunch together. Sometimes we’ll go out to our fave restaurant, but my favorite lunches are the ones we make & enjoy together at home.

To celebrate our special lunch date, I decided to make some Micheladas. Never heard of Micheladas? These authentic Mexican drinks are typically made with beer, lime juice, and assorted sauces, spices, and peppers. They’re served in a chilled, rimmed glass. There are many variations of this popular drink, but my favorite is this Spicy Mango Michelada I’ll share with you today!

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

 

I started by gathering my ingredients for the Micheladas, including a light beer, ground ginger, chili powder, mango, and more. For the full recipe details, scroll down and look for a printable recipe card. As the base of my Michelada, I used Clamato (I found this 64 oz bottle in the Walmart juice aisle), because its delicious tomato-based flavor is the quintessential ingredient for Micheladas. This delicious, refreshing and spicy beverage will be ideal for celebrating a special lunch date with my husband.

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

 

First, I combined the the Clamato and beer in a large jar.

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

 

Next I added the spices, lime juice & hot sauce and stirred to combine.

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

 

Now let’s dress up those glasses. I added some lime juice to a small bowl and poured some chili powder onto a small saucer. First I dipped the rims of the glasses into the lime juice and then dipped them into the chili powder.

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

 

Don’t the glasses look so fun & festive now?

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

 

To assemble the drinks, place a few spoonfuls of the chopped mangoes in the bottom of the glasses. Next, carefully pour the Michelada mixture into the glasses, being careful not to disturb the chili powder-covered rims. The bright, sweet flavor of the mango pairs so well with the spiciness of the chili powder. These drinks look so fancy, but amazingly, they were so easy to prepare using Clamato! Did you know that National Michelada Day is on July 12? Celebrate special events by serving Micheladas throughout this summer!

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

Spicy Mango Michelada Drink

 

To have a nice snack to go with our Micheladas, I decided to make Cheese Stick Skewers. I picked up these mozzarella cheese sticks from the Walmart Deli. I also gathered some black olives, cherry tomatoes and salami from Walmart.

Cheese Stick Skewers

Cheese Stick Skewers

 

I started by chopping the mozzarella cheese sticks into bite-sized pieces.

Cheese Stick Skewers

Cheese Stick Skewers

 

Then it was time to assemble the skewers. I grabbed some wooden skewers and added the ingredients onto the skewers. The tomatoes and olives were threaded right onto the skewers. For the salami slices, I rolled them first and then threaded them onto the skewers.

Cheese Stick Skewers

Cheese Stick Skewers

 

Is it just me or do skewers make everything so much more fun? Putting some delicious food on skewers is a fabulous way to celebrate special occasions with your special someone!

Cheese Stick Skewers

Cheese Stick Skewers

 

I brought everything outside and set up a little table for me and my husband.

Cheese Stick Skewers

Cheese Stick Skewers

 

It was great to catch up and chat. We reminisced about our long history together (like how excited we were when we first found out I was expecting or how much fun it was to purchase our first home together). We’ve been together throughout college (and grad school), even though we went to schools that were a hundred miles apart.

Backyard Lunch Date

Backyard Lunch Date

 

It’s so important to take the time to re-connect on a regular basis. Kids, house, bills, etc. all get in the way of making time for each other. However, it’s so important to set aside time to focus on our relationship. The Michelada was the perfect accompaniment to our special lunch date and definitely made the occasion feel more festive.

Backyard Lunch Date

Backyard Lunch Date

 

Want the exact michelada recipe I used? Here’s a printable recipe card!

Spicy Mango Michelada
Serves 2
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72 calories
12 g
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1 g
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260 g
205 g
6 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
260g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 205mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
13%
Vitamin C
50%
Calcium
3%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups Clamato
  2. 1 cup light beer
  3. 1 tablespoons sriracha hot sauce
  4. 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  6. 1/2 cup mango, chopped
  7. juice of 1 lime
  8. 1/2 cup ice
Instructions
  1. 1. Combine the beer and Clamato in a large jar.
  2. 2. Add the hot sauce, spices and lime juice. Stir to combine.
  3. 3. Place the chopped mango at the bottom of the serving glasses.
  4. 4. Pour the Clamato mixture on top of the ice & serve cold.
  5. Optional: Dip the rims of the glass in lime juice and then chili powder for a festive look.
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calories
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fat
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protein
1g
carbs
12g
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Pick up Clamato at your local Walmart store in the juice aisle.
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Find other great Michelada recipes/pairings featuring Clamato on the My Michelada Match site and tell me: How do you celebrate special moments with your significant other? Have you ever made a michelada? What do you like to put in yours?







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23 Responses to “Spicy Mango Michelada Drink”

  1. That sounds really good. I don’t think I have ever had a drink like this before, but I am excited to try it.

  2. Everyone is so busy these days and sometimes we have to search for ways to spend time with our spouse. I love the idea of having an intimate lunch on the patio. It’s a great way to connect and enjoy each other’s company.

  3. I’ve never tried Clamato but this spicy mango michelada sounds tasty. Love the idea of a backyard date night. After nearly 20 years of marriage, Hubby and I know the importance of making time for each other.

  4. I love how you make time for each other despite his shift work! I’ve never heard of michelada’s! But I will try this recipe for sure!

  5. Holy cow does this look good! I was kind of looking for a different tasting drink and I think you hit the nail right on the head.

  6. I have never heard of a michelada drink until I moved to Texas. They seem to be really popular down here and I can’t wait to try one!

  7. This sounds like a great drink for a summers evening, I love the sound of the skewers as well, I could totally tuck into those!

  8. This Mango Michelada looks healthy and soothing. Perfect drink in this hot summers.

  9. This drink sounds so good. My husband and I try to have date night once a month and we try to spend as much time together as we can due to his crazy work schedule.

  10. I have never had a Michelada before! I hadn’t actually heard of them until now. Also those cheese skewers look yummy!

  11. Sounds like a refreshing cocktail for summer! The cheese & veggies skewers look delicious!

  12. It’s great that you work at home and is able to change your schedule accordingly. This spicy mango drink looks amazing!

  13. What lovely, romantic, sweet, and thoughtful story. I know your hubby must be truly proud of you. Your story is very touching.

  14. This looks soo delicious! What a great summer drink! I’ve never tried anything like this, but I definitely have to try out your recipe. I love everything about this!

  15. I never had a michelada drink. If it has mangos in it with a little spice this sounds really good.

  16. I have to admit that this Spicy Mango Michelada Drink sounds interesting. This is a drink I will have to try for sure and maybe make it for the next family gathering. Thanks for sharing the information.

  17. I haven’t tried a Michelada but it does look really good! I will try to follow your recipe and mix myself a drink. Oh those cheesestick skewers look really tasty.

  18. Thanks for the recipe. I have been looking for a recipe similar to your Michelada. Problem solved. I’m calling my sister and telling her I found the recipe.:)

  19. I love-love micheladas and I love the idea of a backyard date. Thanks for sharing.

  20. This looks like such a fancy drink. I love the idea of a backyard date, such a great idea!

  21. This recipe looks amazing! I’ve never like tomato juice but this flavor combination is appealing.

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