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).
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.
- Coat the rim of your glass with lime juice.
2. Sprinkle some Tajin on a plate and invert the glass onto it, to coat the rim with salty goodness.
3. Fill the glass mostly with ice.
4. Shake some chipotle Tabasco into the glass. We do about 6 healthy shakes.
5. Add the Worcestershire. We do 3 or 4 shakes of that.
6. Fill the glass about three-fifths full of tomato juice. Doesn’t have to be exact, just a little more than half.
7. Add your beer!
8. Add a few squeezes of lime and a straw if you’re cool like me.
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.
- Here’s a fun little story about Micheladas in Mexico
- Here’s Modelo’s official recipe (you have to enter your age to get into the website)
- Here’s yet another version.