Medicated Michelada - A Cannabis Infused Classic Featuring Manzanita Naturals Kwik Ease
Michelda's have certainly evolved from their Mexican Revolution era origins, where the people of San Luis Potrosi enjoyed cold beers mixed with hot sauce and lime juice. The classic Mexican cerveza preparada consists of tomato juice, lime juice, something spicy and something tart. As their popularity increases bartenders have taken the dink to the next level, playing with ingredients and adding new ones, showcasing the versatility of the popular Mexican cocktail.
I love michelada's, so obviously I had to put weed in one. I'm using Ficks Bloody Mary Mix instead of regular tomato juice for the added spices and flavors. Mixes like these make michelada making a breeze, but to keep the flavor profile Mexican I have to add my favorite hot sauce - Valentina. Spicy and rich, it adds a needed spice without adding the tartness of vinegar based hot sauces. I get my tartness from the lime juice and Chamoy, a sweet and sour sauce that gives the drink a bright red color.
Manzanita Naturals Kwik Ease is a perfect option for a drink like this, and mixed drinks in general. Bursting with tartness, the 100mg lemon-ginger shot holds up against the big flavors we are working with. Dosing is easy so you don't have to worry about over-medicating.
Micheladas can be made to suit personal preferences, use your favorite ingredients to create your favorite drink! We start with the salted rim. I used Don Chelada's Beer Salt but you can use the classic Tajin, margarita salt or regular salt. Cut some lime wedges and use them to moisten the rim of your glass so the salt will stick.
Next the hot sauce, about 4 or 5 shakes depending on how spicy you like it. Follow this with the chamoy, be careful here - a little goes a long way. Then, the cannabis. I used about 50mg in mine.
Once you have those ingredients in the glass, give a stir. These are thick sauces so make sure you get them nice and blended.
Top it off with the bloody mary mix and give it one last stir. Finish with fresh squeezed lime juice and enjoy with a blunt. Make them even better with the additions of tamarind, mango, pineapple, or anything else that suits your fancy! The one thing I did find myself missing the carbonation from the beer. Adding The Fizz or Hi-Fi Hops wouldn't hurt a thing!
I look for any opportunity to replace alcohol with cannabis so making this came naturally to me. I hope you are inspired by this recipe to make your own personal michelada, and I hope you love it as much as I loved this one. You can see more of my recipes here.
stoneyxochi. 30 year old California native. proud pothead, Mexicana and woman.