Michelada

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Ingredients

Freshly squeezed lime juice
Hot pepper sauce
Worcestershire sauce
Modelo Negra beer

Barware

Collins glass
Measuring jigger

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

20 calories

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Michelada image

Serve in

Collins glass

Garnish:

Coarse sea salt rim - salt rim of a chilled beer mug by rubbing it with a lime wedge and dipping rim in the coarse salt. Save the lime wedge to squeeze over and drop into finished drink.

How to make:

POUR ingredients into ice-filled glass.

12 fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
3 dash Hot pepper sauce
13 fl oz Worcestershire sauce
Top up with Modelo Negra beer
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Comment:

On a hot day, if a beer is not refreshing enough then a Michelada may hit the spot.

Variant:

Michelatos are also made with 2oz / 60ml Clamato (a clam-flavoured sweet tomato juice), topped with beer, hot sauce (usually Valentina in Mexico) and black pepper.

About:

Loosely translates as 'my beer' ('mi' means 'my' and 'chela' is Mexican slang for pint). This drink, which is popular in Mexico, is thought to have originated there sometime in the 1940s.

There are many variations with Micheladas served with and without ice. It is usually served with light Mexican lager, although we prefer a darker beer. Even the spicy ingredients vary with Worcestershire sauce often omitted, but the hot pepper sauce remains a constant. In Mexico City itself, a Michelada almost always refers to something much simpler than this: 1 shot fresh lime juice in a glass with a salted rim, into which a light lager is poured.

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