Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Michelada Pop |

Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Michelada Pop

by Jill Beathard


House Michelada

Frozen sangrita and lime juice popsicle

Chile-salt rim

A popsicle in your drink seems like a silly embellishment — especially when you’re in as much need for a hangover remedy as I was Sunday morning. But the popsicle in this michelada at Lola in Denver is actually a creative solution to a problem — how to keep a beer cold when you’re pouring michelada mix in it. Lola gives you a glass with the mix and a popsicle already in it, and you pour the beer when you’re ready to start drinking — as your glass warms up, the popsicle keeps everything cool. Then when it starts melting, the sangrita and lime juice start mixing with your drink, so it just tastes better and better. This is a fun, imaginative twist on a favorite breakfast beverage that I won’t forget anytime soon.

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