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Michelada – A Zesty Fiesta In Every Sip

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Step into the vibrant world of Mexican flavor with the Michelada, a beloved and iconic cocktail that’s as refreshing as it is flavorful. Originating from Mexico, this zesty concoction combines the crispness of beer with a tantalizing blend of spicy, savory, and tangy ingredients, creating a uniquely satisfying drinking experience. Whether you’re seeking a bold and invigorating sip or a refreshing way to beat the heat, the Michelada promises a taste adventure that’s sure to leave you craving more.

Tasting Notes

The Michelada is a bold and refreshing cocktail that tantalizes the taste buds with its dynamic blend of flavors. With each sip, you’ll experience the crispness of beer enhanced by zesty lime juice and fiery hot sauce. The addition of savory Worcestershire sauce, spicy cayenne, and a touch of salt and black pepper creates a complex and invigorating taste sensation that lingers on the palate. This classic Mexican cocktail is perfect for those who crave a bold and satisfying beverage with a spicy kick, making it a go-to choice for any occasion, from leisurely afternoons to lively fiestas.

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When beer meets bold flavors for a fiesta in your glass


  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 0.5 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch celery salt
  • 1 bottle Mexican beer (from the fridge)
  • Garnish: lime wedge or wheel


  1. Mix the salt, black pepper, and cayenne together on a plate. Rub the rim of a beer glass with lime, dip the rim in the alt mix. Set aside.
  2. Add Worchestershire sauce, hot sauce, lime juice and celery salt in the glass.
  3. Pour the beer, garnish with lime wedge.


You can use any Mexican beer you prefer, as long as you respect the beer-spice-citrus-salt template.

The exact hot sauce you use is up to you and how you handle spice. Tabasco sauce is the most commonly used.

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Tips & Tricks

To amp up the heat you can always squeeze extra lime juice, to give the hot sauce more edge.

Clamato (clam and tomato juice) is a common sauce used in this, in place of Worcestershire sauce.

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