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How to Make a Michelada

The classic michelada is a spicy cocktail that's popular in Mexico and in states near the U.S. border. Add it to your menu to heat things up, Mexican style!


  • Step 1: Squeeze the lime Squeeze the juice from the lime half and then rub the lime around the rim of the glass.
  • Step 2: Flavor the glass Dip the edge of the glass in margarita salt. Set the glass down in an upright position.
  • Step 3: Make the spice mix Whisk together one splash of Tabasco sauce, two splashes of Worcestershire sauce, one splash of soy sauce and a pinch of black pepper in a small bowl.
  • Step 4: Pour beer into spice mix Pour the beer into the spice mix and mix thoroughly with the whisk.
  • TIP: Pour the beer slowly – the salt in the spice mix will make the beer foam more than usual.
  • Step 5: Prepare the michelada Pour the beer and spice mix into the salted margarita glass.
  • TIP: In El Salvador, the michelada is often made with tomato juice.
  • Step 6: Garnish Garnish the michelada with lime wedges. Now, enjoy your well- deserved cocktail!
  • FACT: In Spain, the michelada is called a "cerveza preparada," which means prepared beer.

You Will Need

  • 1/2 lime plus wedges for garnish
  • A margarita glass
  • Margarita salt
  • A small whisk
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Chilled dark Mexican beer

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