The Gage Hotel’s White Buffalo Bar Michelada Recipe



Phillip Moellering is one of the most beloved faces you will nearly always see at the White Buffalo Bar. He is the Gage Hotel’s manager, food and beverage director, and also happens to be the best darn bartender in West Texas. We’ve coaxed him into sharing another one of his legendary recipes with us. If y’all like his Prickly Pear Margarita then you have to try this delicious Michelada. It’s the perfect drink to fling you into spring. Cheers to warm weather on the horizon and all of our patrons at the White Buffalo Bar!


Gage Michelada Recipe:

5 ounces Gage bloody Mary mix (recipe below)

Beer of your choice (Preferably Mexican Beer)

Salt Rim of glass

Fill with ice

Pour bloody mary mix in glass

Top with beer of choice

Garnish with pickled green bean, olive, and jalapeno


Gage Bloody Mary Mix:

 36 ounces tomato juice

1 bottle clamato juice

3 tbsp. caps of Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp. caps of tabasco

2 tbsp.  celery salt

2 tbsp. black pepper

1 tbsp. horseradish

2 oz. lemon juice

1 tbsp. kosher salt

Note: Bloody Mary Recipe makes a gallon. Cut down accordingly.

Viva Big Bend Food Festival and The Gage Hotel

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Join us April 10-12 for Viva Big Bend Food Festival! The event features great restaurants, food trailers, live music and culinary demonstrations in Alpine, Fort Davis, Marfa and Marathon. Not only will our very own 12 Gage Restaurant chef, Brandon Waddell, be cooking up a storm and preparing a special dinner on Saturday, April 12th, but we will also be welcoming Chef Monica Pope, a Top Chef Masters competitor and past Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef.

Monica will give a cooking demonstration Friday afternoon from 2-3pm at the Gage Hotel and she will top the day off with a delicious dinner that evening at 7pm. The good food and fun doesn’t stop there! Saturday Join us for our event Wine, Whiskey and Waddell — our executive chef, Brandon Waddell, will prepare a special menu that will be paired with Western Spirits Whiskey and Fall Creek Vineyards Wine.

Visit purchase tickets for the Monica Pope events or call the Gage for reservations for dinner on Saturday! Make sure to call the Gage Hotel today to book a room for the weekend! We hope to see y’all soon!