Mexican Michelada Recipe

This Cinco de Mayo sip on a refreshing Mexican Michelada! A popular Mexican beverage primarily consisting of beer, lime juice, tomato juice and hot sauce with chili salt rim. Serves 4 in minutes.

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Two drink posts with a salty rim in a row? Is this a dream life or what? The truth is that I really want to drink on Cinco de Mayo and a girl needs options. I’m kidding! sort of. I wasn’t really inspired in the food department this year which is odd because I love Mexican food. Although I did make these tacos. But where I wasn’t inspire with food, I was in the alcoholic beverage category. Because I love making cocktails!

So with that said, what is a Michelada? First, there’s a whole story on how it got its name; supposedly some guy named Michel mixed a beer with his lemonade or something. However in a nutshell, a Michelada is a refreshing beverage consisting of mainly beer but with the addition of fresh lime juice, hot sauce (say what?) and tomato juice along with some other optional add-ins. And you guys? You sip this from a salty chili rim and it’s absolutely delicious. 

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I’m not much of a Bloody Mary fan, however this Mexican Michelada is totally my thing. 

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Here’s what you will need; 3 tablespoons margarita salt, 2 teaspoons chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder. 1-1/3 cup Clamato (or other favorite tomato juice), 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, and a few shakes of Worcestershire, coconut aminos and hot sauce each, a few Mexican lagers, lime wedges and black pepper.

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First things first, chill your mugs. I rinse them under cold water and place them into my freezer for at least 30 minutes. As a result you will get a nice and frosty mug.

Next, combine the kosher, chili and chipotle powder, stirring to combine.

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Next, run a wedge of lime around the rim of the mugs and dip each mug rim into the chili salt. 

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Then add a few scoops of ice filling the mugs about 1/2 way. Next, pour in 1/3 cup tomato juice and 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice. 

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Next up the flavor by adding a couple shakes of Worcestershire sauce, coconut aminos and hot sauce. On the other hand, if you don’t have coconut aminos you can use low-sodium tamari or soy sauce.

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Next, crack open a couple of those Mexican beers and top off each mug with enough beer until it reaches the top. Because a full mug is a happy sipper.Keep in mind, for 4 mugs you will need approximately 3 beers.

Oh and by the way, when you’ve finally reached the beer stage of the Michelada-making game, it means that you are this 👌🏻 close to maxing and relaxing.

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Lastly, use a cocktail spoon to gently stir until everything has combined.

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Finally, finish these mouthwatering drinks off with a lime wedge and freshly ground black pepper. Sip and repeat. 

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The best unexpected drink combo ever because of the fresh lime juice and the subtle tomato flavor with the hot sauce and beer. Most importantly, let us not forget the salty chili rim!! It’s an absolutely delicious cacophony of flavors that will no doubt put you in the Cinco de Mayo mood while quenching your thirst.

Pass the guac and cheers to a beautiful weekend celebrating Cinco de Mayo!

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Enjoy! And if you give this Mexican Michelada Recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Mexican Michelada Recipe

Mexican Michelada Recipe
This Cinco de Mayo sip on a refreshing Mexican Michelada! A popular Mexican beverage primarily consisting of beer, lime juice, tomato juice and hot sauce with chili salt rim.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons margarita salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • ice
  • 1-1/3 cup clamato tomato juice (or preferred tomato juice)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • a few dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • a few dashes coconut aminos (may sub with tamari or soy sauce)
  • a few dashes hot sauce
  • 2 (12 ounce) bottles Mexican Lager (like Sol, Dos Equis or Modelo)
  • black pepper, for garnish
  • lime wedges, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill 4 beer mugs or glasses in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the salt, chili and chipotle powder in a shallow dish.
  3. Run a lime wedge around the rim of the mugs and dip into the salt.
  4. Add ice to the mugs and then pour 1/3 cup of tomato juice, 1/4 cup lime juice, a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce, coconut aminos and hot sauce into each one.
  5. Finish by filling the mugs with the Mexican beer and garnish with a lime wedge, black pepper and a little more hot sauce.

Notes

*coocnut aminos is a healthy alternative to soy sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 drink

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 1170mg Carbohydrates: 42g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 8g Protein: 16g
Nutrition information isnā€™t always accurate.
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    Julie J — May 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Is Corona acceptable?

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