Today is International Beer Day, a day created to celebrate the fresh, hoppy flavors of brewskis the world over.
Many are celebrating by cracking a cold one with the boys.
Do The Right Thing/40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks
While beer gets a lot of love on this day, and every other day…
I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the greatest beer invention in history, in my opinion.
Let’s all raise a ? to micheladas!
If you’re tragically not in the know, micheladas are a beer-based cocktail that mix a Mexican beer (like Modelo Especial or Pacifico) with Clamato tomato juice, lime juice, hot sauce, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and a rim of salt or Tajín. And if you really know your shit, you’ll add tasty garnishes like saladitos, olives, cucumber, mango and/or a Tamaroca banderilla candy.
My mouth is watering just typing this out.
Who doesn’t love a drink that also includes snacks??
And if micheladas weren’t perfect enough, they also cure hangovers!
Parks and Recreation/NBC
Tomato juice, spicy foods and hair of the dog are all individually proven as trusty hangover cures. Together they’re unstoppable, forming a Justice League of heroic hangover fighters. Micheladas are the heroes we all need, and definitely want.
But there are imposters out there.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills/Bravo
A lot of places out there will try to pass off some bunk-ass fake micheladas on their menu. One bar once had the audacity to hand me their blasphemous excuse of a michelada that consisted of basic V8 tomato juice and nothing else in it. Like wtf! To make matters worse, they rimmed it with powder pico de gallo seasoning and tried to claim it was Tajín.
At first I thought this had to be a joke. Surely no one would try to pass this sad, unflavored beer water as a delicious michelada.
The Interview/Columbia Pictures
But they did. They actually did.
No, bitch. No.
I survived though, thankfully. And I learned then that when you find that perfect michelada, with it’s delicate blend of salt and spice and, of course beer, it’s like finding true love.
That 70’s Show/Fox
True love that gets you kinda drunk. Cheers!
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