Aperitif • Spicy

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One of the great day drinks, at its heart, the Michelada is a mix of beer, lime juice, salt and spices. The name is a portmanteau of mi (my) chela (Mexican slang for beer) helada (frost or cold). Put it all together and you get Michelada, my cold beer. Make it your cold beer by adjusting any or all of the proportions below.

The Essentials

Hot Sauce
Maggi Sauce
The Details


1 12-oz Mexican Beer (preferably Tecate or Modelo)
.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
10 dashes Hot Sauce
2 dashes Chipotle Hot Sauce
10 dashes Maggi Sauce
.5 oz Fresh Tomato Juice
Salt, to taste and for the rim
Pepper to taste
Lime Wedge (for garnish)


  • Rub a slice of lime around the rim of your glass, then roll the rim in a small pile of salt.
  • Add lime juice, hot sauces, Maggi and tomato juice to the glass, then fill with ice.
  • Top with beer. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with lime wedge. Continue to top with beer as you drink.

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