This Basic Michelada Recipe is a Mexican beer cocktail made with cold cervezas, juice, lime, and assorted spices served in a chili and salt- rimmed glass!
Hello lovelies! It’s Ashley! I am back with the follow-up recipe that I hinted about in my last post. Hopefully you haven’t used all of your Vegan Worcestershire Sauce, because you will need it for this next treat.
Easy Michelada Recipe
So I know that if you follow The Foodie Affair, you have seen the delectable cocktails that my mom is so fab at making.
It’s definitely something we’re enthusiastic about in my family.
Why spend too much at a restaurant for a sugary, cheaply made treat, when you can make it at home exactly to your liking?
Those cocktails usually revolve around a liquor, some flavorings, and la-dee-da, voila, you have a drink!
However, recently I feel like everywhere I look, I see people ditching the liquor and instead talking about beer cocktails.
I’m a little snobby about beer, to be honest. When I can afford them, I like interesting craft brews and I like them just the way they were brewed; those master brewers know what they’re doing and I trust ‘em.
Keeping this philosophy in mind, the concept of a beer cocktail seemed strange, unfamiliar, even sacrilegious to me. Why mess with a good thing?
(Photo credit: A Gray Rainbow)
Michelada AKA Cheladas
My first introduction to the Michelada occurred in the aisles of a liquor store.
Maybe you’ve seen the strange iteration there before: a tall styrofoam cup with a smattering of spices along its edge, ostensibly filled with more spices, waiting for a beer.
It looked strange, and yet, the concept intrigued me. A spicy beer? Cold, refreshing, with a punch of heat? I did my research.
Apparently Micheladas, sometimes called Cheladas, are a kind of beer cocktail commonly found in Mexico (and more increasingly in the US too).
They don’t consist of one absolute recipe, as different regions in Mexico put their own spin on the idea. In its most basic form, you combine a Mexican lager with lime juice and seasoning.
Some additions I saw mentioned many times were tomato or clamato juices, as well as Maggi and Worcestershire sauces.
So, once I made my Worcestershire, I mixed up a pitcher of Micheladas!
They’re pretty low in alcohol, so they make a nice morning-after or early afternoon sipper.
Once you’ve started adding ingredients, I encourage you to tweak it to your personal tastes.
As far as I’ve learned, in the world of Micheladas, the personal touch is what makes the drink.
Basic Michelada Recipe
Delicious tomato juice and beer based Mexican Michelada recipe that can be customized to your personal taste. Add extra heat or a little more spice for the perfect cocktail.
- 4 cups tomato juice
- 4 limes, juiced
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp Maggi sauce
- 2 tsp Tapatio sauce
- 3 Lagers (Dos Equis, Tecate, Corona, Pacifico, Modelo, etc.)
- 1 tbsp Tajin seasoning
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1371mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g
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Until next time, Ashley
What To Serve With Michelada
Looking for some ideas to enjoy with this spicy Mexican beer?
Baked Chicken Taquitos – This recipe uses pre-made chicken. No messy oil splatter and bakes up nice and crispy. Top with avocado cream sauce.
Fresh chunky avocado dip with homemade baked tortilla chips.
For a hearty meal, you’ll love this chili colorado recipe!
PIN TO YOUR COCKTAIL, MEXICAN BEVERAGE BOARDS
Lucero De La Tierra
Micheladas are one of my favorite drinks. I’ve never had one with tomato juice before though. Sounds yummy! AND I have Tajin spices in my spice drawer 🙂
It sounds interesting. I’m interested to know how it would taste with the tomato juice.
The cup really sets it off 🙂 Thanks for the recipe, I never tried to make these before but once you have the ingredients it’s pretty easy.
Debi @ Life Currents
I love this. And, that spice rimmed glass is awesome! So pretty. And I bet it tastes fantastic. Pinned!
Oh my word! My husband would love this – especially the fact that it is served in spice – rimmed glass!
I made one recently with soy sauce and sriracha. Hot, hot, hot!
Haven’t heard of Michelada before, but sounds like a really interesting drink. I don’t drink beer, but maybe my husband would love to try a Michelada.
This is unlike anything I’ve tried before, but I would sure like to have a taste!
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This is definitely new to me! I do love the idea of cool and refreshing with a kick!
That looks amazing! I want one right now! lol
Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!
Intriguing list of ingredients! I am coming over for happy hour at your house! 🙂
That is a cool looking glass. I don’t drink anything alcoholic more then once or twice a year. I am sure there are beer drinkers who will like it.
I am so glad I found your site. This recipe was really interesting as I was not familiar with the beverage. Love when I learn new foodie facts. Oh yeah and I totally agree with everyone else, the glass is FAB!
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
That is pretty much the coolest glass ever!!!! Oh, and the Michelada sounds pretty awesome, too!
Nice post here! The beverage sounds refreshing and the glass, well that speaks for itself!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
My mouth tingles at the thought and my eyes laughed at the glass. Win!
I love that glass! I’m going to try to paint one for my step-daughter! 🙂