How To Make A Killer Michelada

How to Make A Killer Michelada

(a.k.a. The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Brunch)


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A michelada, the necatareous combination of beer, hot sauce and lime—it’s like a lighter, more quaffable Bloody Mary.


It is delicious, brimming over with umami, highly drinkable and replenishes the salt you lost having fun in the sun all day.



Enough talking, how do I make one right now?

Glad you asked. To make two of these drinks, you’ll need

3 lime wedges, left as wedges
2 whole limes, juiced
¼ cup flaky salt (kosher salt is fine)
½ teaspoon smoked paprika or cayenne pepper (or both!)
2 cups light Mexican beer
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Sriracha or your favorite hot sauce
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

  1. Run one of the lime wedges around the rims of your two glasses.
  2. Blend the salt, paprika and/or cayenne in a small shallow saucer. Dip your limed glass rims into the salt mixture. Set aside.
  3. Combine the juice of the two limes, the beer, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and black pepper in a pitcher. Add ice and stir.
  4. Pour your delicious michelada into the salt-rimmed glasses you just prepped. Top with a wedge of lime. Enjoy your weekend.

Nothing a lovely cold beer can’t fix, after all.


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