Setting up a build your own Michelada Bar for the big game day party is easy and fun for party guests!
I’ve partnered with Bed Bath & Beyond today to share how to create this cocktail set up for your party, all with pieces I found in their store. I’m sharing the step-by-step for setting this up, links to all of the pieces I used, and of course the recipe. Because Bed Bath & Beyond is a one stop shop for parties, I was literally able to find every piece for my bar all in one place, so convenient. Now let’s get to the best part, the cocktails!
If you’ve never tried a Michelada, it’s a great game-day cocktail made with Mexican beer, tomato juice and few signature seasonings like Worcestershire and hot sauce. It’s refreshing (from the light beer) but also savory like a Bloody Mary which pairs well with game day appetizers like my Buffalo Chicken Meatballs and Spinach Artichoke Veggie Dip.
By setting up a bar cart with all of the cocktail components, guests can make their own Michelada to taste. I personally like mine on the spicy side but friends can chose to customize their drinks however they like with more lime, less tomato, or completely loaded with all the fixings!
I started with this white wooden bar cart I found at Bed Bath & Beyond, a large chalkboard, and this three tiered serving tray. I filled the top tier with cocktail skewers made with spicy pickled peppers, lime wedges, mini sausages, cheese and cherry tomatoes.
I’m all about heavy garnish and these are delicious! Make them the day before and store in a large ziplock or Tupperware if you’d like to prep-ahead.
Next I found these adorable glass football mugs to rim with lime and Tajin. They looked so fun with a chili spiced rim! Stock your bar cart with mugs, a bucket of ice with a scoop (I have this one), and plenty of ice cold Mexican beer.
The final and most important component is the tomato juice! To serve the tomato juice mix, I used a large glass mason jar drink dispenser. This dispenser is great because the spout is easy to use, doesn’t leak, and is self serve. I used Clamato juice mixed with just a bit of Worcestershire sauce and it was delicious.
Finally, I stocked the bar with chips and guacamole, lemons and limes, hot sauce, a bottle opener, and more Tajin. Drinks are served!
The following is a list of the ingredients you will need. Like most cocktails, the proportions should be adjusted to taste!
- 4 (2 qt) bottles Clamato Tomato Juice
- ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
- hot sauce, for the bar
- Tajin seasoning, for the rims
- bag of limes
- bag of lemons
- Mexican beer
- For skewers:
- wooden bamboo skewers
- limes, cut into small wedges
- cherry tomatoes
- little smokies or other cocktail sausages
- colby jack cheese, cubed
- pickled hot cherry peppers
- In large drink dispenser combine Clamato juice and Worcestershire, stir and chill.
- Make the skewers by carefully skewering cherry tomato, cheese, sausage, pepper and lime onto wooden skewers. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- To make the cocktail, rim glasses with lime and Tajin. Fill with glass with ice and fill halfway with tomato juice mixture, fill the remaining half glass with cold beer. Serve with skewer for garnish.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond, a brand I love! Thank you for supporting my sponsors here on Freutcake.
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