A few months ago I was at a restaurant and ordered a Michelada. I had confused it for a sweet beer-based sangria. When it arrived, I took a huge swig, expecting sweetness. Instead, spicy saltiness hit my tongue and I almost choked, totally surprised. When I recovered, I realized that it actually tasted really good, even if it wasn’t what I was expecting. A Michelada is spicy like a Bloody Mary, but because it’s beer-based it’s not as heavy. I love a good Bloody Mary, and beer is my go-to, so the Michelada is the perfect drink for me, and great for Cinco de Mayo this weekend.

Michelada

You need:

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1 cold beer (Mexican beer is best, in my opinion)
1 lime
hot sauce
Worcestershire sauce
Maggi seasoning (soy sauce is a good substitute)
Margarita salt
Beer glass or mug

cut up your limes

Quarter your lime. Rub one slice along the edge of your glass.

dip glass in salt

Dip the glass in margarita salt. YUM.

squeeze in limes

Add ice to the glass, then squeeze the juice from your limes into the glass. If you don’t have fresh limes, bottle lime or lemon juice will work (about an ounce and a half of juice).

add maggi seasoning

Add a few dashes of Maggi seasoning. Maggi seasoning can be found in the Asian or Latin section of your supermarket. My Ralph’s didn’t carry it, but Vons did. If you can’t find Maggi, soy sauce is a close-enough substitute. This adds yummy saltiness to your drink.

add worcestershire sauce

Add a few drops of Worcestershire sauce. I only had the thick stuff, but I really like how it tastes in the drink.

add hot sauce

Add hot sauce to taste. I add about eight drops РI like mine really spicy.

add your beer

Finally, pour in your beer!

They aren’t normally this dark – my thick Worcestershire sauce is responsible for this.

cheers!

Salud – to your health!

sip

wtf am I doing with my FACE?

WHY DID I THINK THIS FACE WAS A GOOD IDEA?!?!

As you make the drink, you’ll figure out how much of each seasoning to add – you may want more spice, more salt, etc. Experiment! Try with different beers. Enjoy!

Michelada
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Recipe type: Drink
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cold beer
  • 1 lime
  • hot sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Maggi seasoning
  • Margarita salt
  • Beer glass or mug
Instructions
  1. Quarter your lime. Rub one slice along the edge of your glass.
  2. Dip the glass in margarita salt.
  3. Add ice to the glass, then squeeze the
  4. Add a few drops of Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Add hot sauce to taste.
  6. Pour in your beer.
Notes
Mexican beer is best. If no Maggi seasoning is available, soy sauce is a good substitute.

 

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