Celebratory Micheladas

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Before I get to the recipe today I would like to thank you all. Thank you for all of your sweet kind comments and emails about the new website. The constant support given to each other in our community is always so warm. I know I said in the previous post that I was going to take some time to relax, but who am I kidding. I’m a workaholic and can’t deal with not doing something productive every day. The plan is to spend this weekend catching up on getting some posts and recipes written as well as trying to catchup on all of your blogs. You’ll have to forgive me if it takes me some time to catchup on your blogs, but I’ll get there. Anyways here is today’s recipe for you. I’m calling it a celebratory Michelada because even though these photos and recipe were previously published on “Mexico On My Plate” I made myself one to celebrate the completion of the new Spicie Foodie. So Salud! or Cheers!

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Article previsously published at Honest Cooking, The Food Magazine

Micheladas are one controversial Mexican drink. First let me explain what a Michelada is, it is a Mexican ice cold mixed beer drink or cocktail if you will. The closest thing I can say it resembles is a bloody Mary on the rocks minus the Vodka. So why the controversy you ask? Well, as my sister C. put it best “They are like tacos, everyone has their own way of preparing Micheladas. They can be as fancy or as simple as you like.” This is something that I found to be very true. While I had already prepared and photographed my personal version of a Michelada afterwards I took to the internet for some research, and I found quite the controversy. People on the internet were arguing back and forth about the real authentic way or the best Michelada ingredients. I started to get discouraged that perhaps the ingredients I thought  went into a  Micheladas  may be incorrect.

Thankfully I have some experts, ready to offer their advice, in my family. My uncle who makes a mean Michelada offered his recipe and tips. I think the most important tip he gave me was “There is NO correct way of doing it, as long as you get the taste of lime…” He also mentioned that the taste of chile was important to him, and me too. My sister C. also offered me her delicious recipe. Her’s was a little more simple and more similar to mine. So since the recipes vary so much I thought I’d share all 3 of them with you. You decide what you want in your Michelada!

My recipe:
1 corona beer
2 Mexican limes(or Key limes) juiced
1/2 tsp Worcester sauce
tabasco sauce, to taste
pinch black pepper
ground chile pepper, to taste
salt, to taste
tomato juice or Clamato juice if available

For the glass/beer mug
ice cubes
tall beer mug or glass
salt
ground chile powder
1/2 lime

1. Mix some salt and ground chile powder in a plate. Using the 1/2 lime rim the glass/beer mug all around until well coated with the lime juice. Turn the glass/beer mug upside down and cover the rim with the chile salt mixture. Turn right side up and add the ice cubes. Pour the juice from the 2 limes into the glass/beer mug, add the Worcester sauce, Tabasco, black pepper, ground chile powder, salt and tomato juice. Stir until all ingredients are well combined then pour in the beer, mix and taste. Adjust anything if necessary.

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My Uncle’s Version with ingredient amounts to taste:
1 good ice cold Mexican beer such as Modele, Pacifico, or Negra Modelo
fresh squeezed lime juice
Clamato juice
Maggi Sauce
Worcester sauce
ground chile de arbol
 (aka sichuan chile)
soy sauce
sea salt

For the glass/beer mug
ice cubes
tall beer mug or glass
salt
ground chile de arbol
lime

The process is the same as mine above.

My Sister’s version:
Mexican beer
fresh squeezed lime juice
salt
tomato juice (like V8)
Mexican hot sauce

Again the process is the same as mine above. She also stressed that a good Michelada needs ” lots of lime, salt and Chile!”

Controversy or not one thing is for sure, this Michelada was buenísima! They are a great drink year round but particularly awesome in the summer. Well, there you have it 3 ways of preparing a refreshing and mouthwatering drink. Perhaps you will try one of these recipes to make your own version and adjustments of an ice cold Michelada.

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Buen Provecho!

What about you, do you have a Michelada recipe?

Comments

  1. says

    Congratulations on the move Nancy! I did it earlier this year and am so glad I did – I feel like I have a lot more control. As for these micheladas – never heard of them! And yet, seems likes I should have. I’ve been missing out! I have a tradition of ordering bloody marys on flights – next time I’ll try ordering one of these and see what kind of looks I get. ;-)

    • says

      Hi Ruby, Thank you. Oh yes so you know what it entailed. If you like bloody marys you definitely like Micheladas. Hehe, I wonder too :) I hate flying so I should also start ordering bloody marys .

  2. says

    This drink is awesome! In Germany, Austria and South Tyrol there is a drink called radler which is half beer and half lemonade, but I never though of adding tomato juice… I absolutely must try!

  3. says

    Congrats on the new site! I love michealdas – and I do mine with the Maggi sauce. :)

    Have you ever had a beer margarita? Beer + tequila + a bit of soda and lots of lime. Sounds weird, but they are SO good.

  4. says

    Nancy…congrats on your new ‘home ‘ :) It looks great ! I have never tasted michealdas before and this is the first time hearing it. After reading through this post, I can imagine how good it is hahaha especially with the worchester sauce and maggi sauce in it. Thanks for sharing the different versions :) I am sure they all taste good :)

    Have a a great weekend,
    Elin

  5. says

    Wow, that’s one smokin’ Michelada, Nancy! And our 3 favorite ingredients are in there too :-). I must say I like your uncle’s version too, with the Maggi sauce, Soy sauce and Sichuan chile… and you say I’M creative?? LOL.

    • says

      Hi Tiffany, Maggi sauce is a dark seasoning sauce. To me it tastes like bouillon a bit. You should be able to find it in Mexican or latin markets. Well even at my local Vietnamese they carry it.

  6. says

    oh i love that last picture. looks like something i need to be drinking right about now! and no, sadly i’ve never made a michelada though it’s added to the “to make” list… too refreshing not to!

  7. says

    I do not have a Micheladas recipe … or I should say I didn’t. I do now! This looks INCREDIBLE and great for the hot weather.

  8. Tommy says

    I live in Costa Rica and I’m surprised at how different your version is from the restaurants here. The Ticos don’t use any spices, only salt. I order Micheladas all the time and didn’t know there was more to it! Thank you for your informative web site. I am definitely going to give it a try as I really like Bloody Mary’s, also.

    Maybe I should ask for a Michelada picante o con chile?

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