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Michelada- Mexican Beer Cocktail

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Micheladas have been around for decades in Mexico and have been especially popular in the Northern areas of Mexico. The Michelada stemmed from the usual practice of adding a squeeze of lime and a dash of salt to a beer, but then expanded to include a variety of savory ingredients including the traditional Maggi Sauce. Maggi Sauce is often replaced with a combination of soy sauce and Worchestshire sauce. Now there are as many recipes as there are bartenders. Here is a simple recipe for this beer cocktail including the more popular ingredients and suggestions for other variations.


  • 1 ice cold Mexican beer (dark is better)
  • coarse salt (for the rim)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1-2 dashes of hot chile sauce (such as Tabasco, Tapatio or Cholula)
  • 1 dashes of soy sauce
  • 1 dashes Worchestshire sauce
  • beer mug or large glass (chilled if possible)
  • Ice
  • lime wedge for garnish


Salt the rim of the glass by wetting the edge with some of the lime juice then dipping it into a plate with salt on it. Now fill the glass about half way with ice and pour in the lime juice, chile sauce, soy sauce and worchestshire sauce. Mix with a spoon then slowly pour in the beer to the top of the glass. Push the lime wedge onto the edge and serve immediatley. When you have a few drinks, pour the remaining beer into the cocktail.


  • A dash of Maggi Sauce
  • A pinch of black pepper.
  • 1-2 pinches of all-purpose meat seasoning.
  • A pinch of celery salt
  • Do not salt the rim, instead add 1-2 pinches of salt to the cocktail.
  • A sprinkle of Pico de Gallo seasoning.
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 5 out of 5
It needs a little help --, Member gailburt

We salt the rim, always. Also, fill the mug about 1/3 full with Spicy V8 and add a t. of A-1, add the other ingredients, then add the beer to the rim. PERFECT (thanks to our Guadalajaran neighbors!)

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