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Michelada Recipe

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Course: Beverage
Total Time: Under 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Moderate
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Michelada

Photo by: Joseph De Leo

On a hot day, the michelada is the most refreshing drink ever, though the combination of bitter beer, Clamato, spice, chiles, and lime might strike some as bizarre. To me it is the essence of Mexico: a searing beach, a shady palapa, and an ice- cold michelada in hand, giving one the strength to get through the afternoon. There are, of course, as many michelada variations as there are bartenders—and that’s before they start filling your glass with plump shrimp, encouraging you to down the drink even faster. Be sure to freeze the glass for the full effect.

Yield: Makes 1 drink

INGREDIENTS
  • Lucas spice or dry pico de gallo spice (see Notes)
  • 2 ounces Clamato juice
  • 5 dashes of Maggi seasoning
  • 5 dashes of Mexican hot sauce such as Cholula
  • 2 limes
  • Ice-cold Mexican beer

Directions

Place a 12-ounce tumbler in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Rub the rim of the tumbler with a cut lime, and dip it in the Lucas spice. Add the Clamato and seasonings. Squeeze the limes directly into the glass. Top up with the beer.

Variations:

Omit the Clamato and seasonings and add the juice of 1 more lime.

Perfecta—add several plump, cooked shrimp to the glass. Drink the beer, eat

the shrimp.

Beer Diablito—substitute sangrita for the Clamato, add a dash of hot sauce.

Beer Limonada—salt the rim of the glass; mix beer with an equal amount of Fresca or Squirt; top with a squeeze of lime.

Notes

Ground spice mixes made with chiles and salt, available at Mexican markets; pico de gallo is spicy, the other mild.


© 2010 Deborah Schneider
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information include 10 fl oz of Ice-Cold Mexican beer, but does not include Lucas spice to rim the glass for service.

199kcal (10%)
64mg (6%)
44mg (74%)
7mcg RAE (0%)
297mg
29mg
3g
5g
4g
32g
0mg (0%)
324mg (14%)
0g (0%)
0g (1%)
1mg (6%)
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