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Photo By: Mathew Martinez
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With an Ice-Cold Michelada at Red O Taste of Mexico

Beer for Brunch? Here’s the Recipe

Written By: Elena Khury
Photographed By: Mathew Martinez Modelo Michelada

Looking for where to spend Thirsty Thursday this Cinco de Mayo? Red O Taste of Mexico at Fashion Island Newport Beach is the place to be! With amazing Mexican cocktails and great food specials, Red O has what you need to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Our personal favorite is the Modelo Michelada. If you have never tried this drink before, just imagine a Mexican bloody mary with an ice cold cerveza (beer). A michelada’s flavor reflects the true origin of its name, mi chela helada, means “my cold beer.” It’s a fun drink that starts with authentic Mexican beer—like Modelo Especial—mixed with salt, lime, ice, and a mixer of your choice. Heat things up with your favorite spices, add any garnish you can imagine, and enjoy!

This Cinco de Mayo at Red O Taste of Mexico, celebrate with live music and food and drink specials all night including $5 beer, $5 Modelo Micheladas, and $10 Cabo Wabo Margaritas. Live music will include classic rock in the bar and lounge, and a DJ featuring tropical beats in the outdoor pavilion. Also, enjoy complimentary Cabo Wabo shot girls and a Grand Marnier bar

Join the party at Red O Taste of Mexico this Cinco de Mayo; you won’t want to miss out on all the fun!

How to Make a Red O Taste of Mexico Michelada

12 oz. Modelo Especial
3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/4 oz. Bloody Mary Seasoning mix
1/4 oz. Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 oz. Tomato Juice
Dash of Tapatio

Rim a 12 oz. glass with salt and pepper mixture
Add Tomato Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Bloody Mary Mix, Tapatio and lime juice in the glass.
Add Modelo Especial
Garnish with a salt and pepper rim and a lime wheel

Cinco de Mayo: Good for the Soul and Avocados

The avocado industry flourishes from the Cinco de Mayo celebration! An estimated 81 tons of avocados are eaten during this holiday. Wash that down with an ice-cold Modelo Michelada, and you have a truly authentic holiday experience.

Photoshoot Location:
Red O Taste of Mexico
143 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Looking for Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Look No Further!

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