It’s 5 o’clock somewhere: Micheladas!

Are you familiar with the Michelada? If not, get ready. Because at the end of this post you are going to want one!

Micheladas are beer cocktails, similar to a Bloody Mary. Depending on the region of Mexico you’re in, they can contain chicken bouillon, Maggi seasoning, or Clamato. They always have some sort of chile involved.

In our little section of East Dallas, we do not use ingredients that contain high-fructose corn syrup, so no Clamato for us. We stick to tomato juice or tomato juice cocktail. We also include chipotle Tabasco, Worcestershire, lime juice, and Tajin, a spicy Mexican salt. We also like to use Mexican beer (seems obvious).

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Look how lovely the water heater is in the background. 

This is one of those recipes that’s a “recipe:” there’s no hard and fast measurements, it’s kind of all to your individual taste. This is what we do, but feel free to adjust as you see fit.

  1. Coat the rim of your glass with lime juice.
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We have designated “michelada” mugs at our house. But any glass will work. I’ve even used a red Solo cup! 

2. Sprinkle some Tajin on a plate and invert the glass onto it, to coat the rim with salty goodness.

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Regular coarse salt is fine. But you can get Tajin at Fiesta or Aldi, and a little goes a long way. It’s also tasty on a margarita. 

3. Fill the glass mostly with ice.

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I kind of hate these ice cubes. I like the smaller ones. 

4. Shake some chipotle Tabasco into the glass. We do about 6 healthy shakes.

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You could also use a couple of spoons of adobo if you happen to have an open can of chipotles sitting around. 

5. Add the Worcestershire. We do 3 or 4 shakes of that.

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Leave this out if you’re vegetarian or vegan. Though they do make vegan versions! I would just use a little tamari or liquid aminos instead. 

6. Fill the glass about three-fifths full of tomato juice. Doesn’t have to be exact, just a little more than half.

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7. Add your beer!

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8. Add a few squeezes of lime and a straw if you’re cool like me.

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9. Give it astir and feel awesome because you’ve gotten two delicious beverages from one can of beer. Thrifty!

 

More learnin’, if you’re into that kind of thing.

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