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Celebratory Micheladas

by Spicie Foodie on August 4, 2011

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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?

in Drinks,Mexican

{ 51 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stephanie @ okie dokie artichokie August 4, 2011 at 12:16 PM

I need this now! Looks so refreshing with a kick of spice — love it! I’ve always heard of these but never actually tried one. Yum!

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2 Spicie Foodie August 4, 2011 at 12:42 PM

They are really good Stephanie. So good that I’m craving another one right now.

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3 Turkey's For Life August 4, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Your sister is right. There are a LOT of variations to this drink. Love the new look site by the way. Congratulations. :)
Julia

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4 Spicie Foodie August 4, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Thank you Julia! It does seem like everyone has their own recipe.

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5 Ruby August 4, 2011 at 12:44 PM

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. ;-)

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6 Spicie Foodie August 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM

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 .

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7 Priti August 4, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Congrats on your new site …it looks fab as always …..and so the micheladas ….lovely pics

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8 Spicie Foodie August 4, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Thank you Priti!

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9 Alina--Explora Cuisine August 4, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Congratulations on your new home Nancy! I’ve never tried a michelada before but it sure looks awesome, my husband will love it! Thank you for the recipe!

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10 Spicie Foodie August 4, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Thank you Alina. I’m sure he will.

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11 Nishi August 4, 2011 at 1:46 PM

I am not into alcohol. But this drink sure looks classy. Loved the red back ground in the photographs :)

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12 Spicie Foodie August 4, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Too bad! Classy and tasty :)

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13 PolaM August 4, 2011 at 3:42 PM

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!

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14 Spicie Foodie August 4, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Here in the Czech Republic they also mix wine with lemonade. I’m not a fan but I’d be willing to try it the Radler too.

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15 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 4, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Congrats on the new site – that is awesome! This drink looks wonderful. Refreshing and delicious for cocktail time!

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16 Spicie Foodie August 4, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Thanks Erin :)

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17 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 4, 2011 at 6:11 PM

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.

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18 Spicie Foodie August 4, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Thank you Laura! No I have never had a beer margarita. It doesn’t sound weird. I’ve had tequila mixed with sprite and it was good.

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19 The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time August 4, 2011 at 8:40 PM

I’ve never even heard of a michelada before but I could see where I’d be hooked if I tried one. Thank you for sharing the various recipes from which we can pick and choose.

Yes, your site is beautiful. I love the re-do.

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20 Spicie Foodie August 5, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Thank you :) My pleasure and I hope you try one of the recipes.

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21 Ann August 4, 2011 at 9:12 PM

That’s pretty cool….I’m not a beer drinker, but I’d love to use that as a meat marinade…

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22 Spicie Foodie August 5, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Oh that sound interesting Ann. Do let me know if you use it to marinade. Would love to tell everyone about your results here.

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23 Elin August 5, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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

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24 Spicie Foodie August 5, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Hi Elin, Thank you so much:) You too hope it’s a fabulous weekend.

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25 Hester Casey @ Alchemy in the Kitchen August 5, 2011 at 8:46 AM

I think I am going to have to try all these versions, Nancy, just to be fair :) Have a great weekend.

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26 Spicie Foodie August 5, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Hi Hester, Oh that sounds like a plan! Might have to join you this weekend:)

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27 OTEADOR DE LOS MERCADOS August 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Exempt excellent proposals and new image. Congratulations

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28 Spicie Foodie August 5, 2011 at 9:28 AM

Thanks?!

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29 Cindy August 5, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Wow, too bad it’s 7:28 am!

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30 Spicie Foodie August 5, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Too bad, but hey it is 7:28 PM somewhere right? ;)

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31 Sandra's Easy Cooking August 5, 2011 at 3:50 PM

I already said your website is looking awesome, Congrats!!!!
Your pictures are really beautiful…I wish you wonderful weekend, relax and enjoy!!!

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32 Spicie Foodie August 5, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Thank you Sandra and you too:)

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33 Maria August 5, 2011 at 4:39 PM

Hey Nancy cheers to this great drink and to your new homepage..kudos to you :)

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34 Spicie Foodie August 5, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Hi Maria, Thank you:)

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35 Maya August 6, 2011 at 1:20 AM

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.

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36 Spicie Foodie August 6, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Hi Maya, Hehe yeah there is our trinity :) Yeah his does sound awesome that it what I wan to try again this weekend . You are super creative!

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37 Lindsey@Lindselicious August 6, 2011 at 1:42 AM

Oh your spin on the micheladas sounds so good. Love the photos, they had me salivating for some beer. Perfect way to kick off the weekend.

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38 Spicie Foodie August 6, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Thank you Lindsey and that is a great thing :)

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39 Kita August 6, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Love these pics!!

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40 Spicie Foodie August 6, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Thank you Kita:) !

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41 Tiffany August 7, 2011 at 2:18 PM

YUM! and congrats again! … and what is Maggi sauce???

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42 Spicie Foodie August 7, 2011 at 5:03 PM

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.

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43 Bren @ Flanboyant Eats™ August 7, 2011 at 8:15 PM

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!

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44 Spicie Foodie August 7, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Hi Bren, Thank you and good thing you’ve added Micheladas to your to make list.

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45 Trix August 9, 2011 at 9:35 AM

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.

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46 Spicie Foodie August 9, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Hehe, thanks! Yes perfect for summer but I think I’ll also continue drinking them in the winter. Why not right?

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47 Amanda@Easy Peasy Organic August 10, 2011 at 8:23 AM

YUM! Perfect for a hot hot day …

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48 Spicie Foodie August 10, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Thanks Amanda!

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49 Magic of Spice August 11, 2011 at 7:02 PM

I could use one of these right now ;) Love all of these versions and this is a definite must try…in fact maybe this weekend :)

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50 Spicie Foodie August 12, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Thanks and I hope you do try them. I know wine is more your thing but these are pretty tasty:)

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51 Tommy April 19, 2012 at 2:07 AM

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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