Michelada Recipes

Michelada Recipes

Three things I want you to know:

  • I am Latino
  • Me gusta la cerveza (I LIKE beer)
  • I’ve lived through a hangover or two (thousand)

Given that information you would think I had heard of a Michelada.

Nope. Clearly, my life still has space for pleasant surprises.

The Michelada (pronounced, mee-che-LAH-dah) is a Mexican cerveza cocktail prepared, at its most basic, with:

  • Beer
  • Tomato & Lime juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
  • And assorted spices/sauces to give the drink some kick

Those who love the drink swear at its astonishing ability to cure the common hangover. That makes the Michelada the perfect drink recipe to begin our new series: Barroom Drinks.

One of the reasons you might like the Michelada is that beer might be a more preferable alcohol than the booze used in a Bloody Mary. When researching recipes for Micheladas I found that there are a number of variations throughout Mexico and America. I’ve chosen three recipes to share. Each has a distinct take.

The first recipe is one of the more simple ones and a perfect way to taste test the Michelada.

Our second recipe is from a cowboy (no, not that kind of Cowboy). Ty Mitchell is a fabulous character and his variation of the Michelada makes it the perfect drink to start your football Sunday. As he says, it has the necessary ingredients to get you going at the top of the day.

Start with your pint glass and rub a lime slice around the rim. Then roll the rim of the glass in some salt.
Put a bunch of ice in the glass. Add beer—you can use any kind you like, but don’t want to use a dark beer for this. I like Mexican beer.
Add enough tomato juice to add in some color.
Add lime juice.
Add 3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce, 2 dashes soy sauce, and as many dashes of hot sauce as you like.
Add a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper. Stir with a straw to mix up. Garnish with a slice of lime and drink immediately.
Our final recipe is the most ambitious and one that looks like the ultimate hangover cure! It claims to be the authentic Michelada recipe, but there are hundreds of different recipes on the internet which make the same claim.

The video is a little crude, but worth a look

If you get into the Michelada craze take a look at these additional 12 recipes by clicking here. And, remember always drink responsibly! Cheers!

Aldo Gandia

Aldo Gandia

Among my career highlights I have produced two films while in high school that received nationwide attention; leaned out of a helicopter over the Gulf of Suez at the age of 20 to shoot movies of oil rigs; won an Emmy award for a sports special and another for a kid's fitness show; and led a team of very talented creative professionals to produce break-through corporate communications.


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