Start your day the L.A. way: with a spicy beer cocktail
Where in other cities, the Bloody Mary might be the supreme daytime cocktail, in L.A. that role goes to the Michelada. And according to Bricia Lopez, co-owner of Los Angeles restaurant Guelaguetza, cookbook author, and entrepreneur, it’s not just a drink – it’s a way of life.
“From Disneyland, to any sporting event, Micheladas are a must have in every Angeleno’s life,” Lopez said. Infuse your brunch with some heat and a little L.A. flavour by making this lager-based drink that features Morita peppers, a variation of the Michelada served at Guelaguetza. If you’re not drinking, she suggests swapping the beer for a lime- or grapefruit-flavoured sparkling water.