Michelada is a popular drink throughout Mexico and Latin America, although it is most famously served in Mexico City. It is made with beer, lime juice, assorted sauces, and spices. And needless to say, it is not for the faint of heart! There are many theories as to where this favorite drink originated. Popular belief traces its beginnings back to a man named Michel Esper. While visiting Club Diportivo in San Luis Potosi, he asked for his beer to be prepared with lime, salt, ice, and a straw. He then requested that it be served in a cup called “chabela” as if it were a beer lemonade and with that, a trend began. Soon after, it was given the name Michelada to commemorate its founder. Since these humble origins, Michelada has become a favorite drink among many! And now, you don’t have to travel all the way to Mexico City to get one for yourself. Make great Michelada in your own home with our favorite recipe:
- 1 ½ cups of beer (recommended Corona or Modelo)
- 1 ½ cups your choice of michelada mix
- ¼ cup lime juice (~2 limes)
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 ½ tsp hot sauce
- 1 tsp maggi or soy sauce
- Fresh ground pepper
- Tajin for the rim
- Add all ingredients into a pitcher and stir to combine.
- Wet rims of glasses and dip in Tajin.
- Pour micheladas into glasses, dust with fresh ground pepper, garnish with a lime slice if desired, and enjoy!