Thank you, Reese Specialty Foods, for sponsoring this post! The opinions and text are my own.
With the advent of summer comes the inevitable fruity drink. Sure, watermelon and pineapple can be refreshing on a hot summer’s day, but why are we ignoring the savory libations? Savory drinks are the underdog of the cocktail world. They’re even more elusive during the summertime. Add to that the mysterious beer cocktail and you have a trifecta of warm-weather hurdles to cross. Not one to shirk away from a challenge, I’ve decided to tackle this summertime savory cocktail head-on. With an arsenal of Reese Marinated Artichoke Hearts, spicy mango sauce, tomato juice, and beer, a hero has emerged to save the sweltering days… the Spicy Artichoke Mango Michelada.
I know what you’re thinking: ‘Artichokes in a beer cocktail?!’ Yes it sounds weird, but so does mashed up peanuts on bread topped with pureed grapes. Weird and yet PB&J is arguably the greatest culinary achievement to man… at least according to my toddler. Hear me out. Artichokes are versatile! They have a lovely texture, flavorful, and can be used in a variety of ways. So for today’s recipe, I’m using one of the best artichoke products on the market, Reese Quartered Marinated Artichoke Hearts, as both an ingredient and garnish. Mix them with the spicy and complex flavors of the famous Mexican Michelada, and we have a killer cocktail. But enough of my blabbering, let’s make these bad boys!
Let’s walk through this together! Dip the rim of a large beer glass in small bowl of agave syrup.
Then immediately dip it in a small bowl of lime pepper.
Place the 4-5 Reese Quartered Marinated Artichoke Hearts in the glass and muddle.
For an ombre effect, first add the mango nectar and spicy mango sauce to the glass.
Then add the chamoy sauce and tomato juice.
Last, add the chili lime seasoning and lime pepper.
Top off with a whole bottle of Mexican beer.
Garnish with the artichoke hearts, habanero pepper, cherry tomato, and red kale stalk. Enjoy!
There you have it! A savory summertime cocktail to challenge its fruity counterpart. Make sure to try Reese Artichokes! You can use your Ibotta app to save on Reese products and also enter the brand’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a KitchenAid mixer, a $100 gift card to the grocer of your choice, and a Reese prize pack! So tell me, are you brave enough to put a little artichoke in your cocktail?