Michelada Recipe. The refreshing Michelada is a Mexican beverage made with Mexican beer, lime juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire and Soy Sauces. Add a healthy amount of ice cubes and you’ve got a beautiful drink to enjoy on the patio during Summer months.
The hard drive on my laptop went belly up this week. Died quickly in my arms, I don’t believe it suffered. There wasn’t any warning that it was sick. One minute the screen saver was frolicking and the next minute everything went black. Several attempts to resuscitate it by powering on and off failed. We even called in the finest surgeon in town, not even the Dell technician couldn’t bring it back to life. It’s now at the morgue (data extraction business) for an autopsy.
During the whole ordeal I found myself heartlessly dreaming of a new Apple Powerbook but the Hub cheerfully announced that he had purchased a three-year warranty…drat. So I’m back in business with a shiny new hard drive. The Powerbook will have to wait until the next tragedy.
So what else do you do during crises but drink. Let’s talk about This Mexican Michelada Recipe.
Michelada Recipe, A Perfect Beverage for Mexican Food
I think you all know by now that my favorite food to eat, smell, cook, look at and talk about is Mexican.
A couple of weeks ago, we went to my new favorite restaurant in town and saw this Mexican cocktail on the menu. I must preface by saying that I can’t even remember the last time I had a beer. I’m not a beer drinker…don’t like it one bit. But, with the discovery of this tasty combination, I could see myself sporting a healthy beer belly in no time.
I read that Micheladas have been around for decades in Mexico and have been especially popular in the Northern areas of Mexico.
The Michelada stemmed from the usual practice of adding a squeeze of lime and a dash of salt to a beer. Now there are as many recipes as there are bartenders. I opted for a Rick Bayless version. Let’s take a look at what’s in this wonderful Mexican beverage (pronounced mEE-shaw-lah-da)
How to Serve A Michelada
Serve with a long straw. Why? For the first few sips you want to suck up some of that thick rich hot sauce from the bottom of the glass and then chase it with a sip of the cold sparkling ice cubed beer from the top and a crunch of sea salt that is beautifully fringed on the glass. This makes for a unique flavor sensation.
The flavors in this cocktail are as exciting as its appearance. Deliciously spicy and refreshing. About half way through, stir it all together and let the lime jump in for a swim. It tasted wonderful sitting in the warm fall sun on the back deck while waiting for the grill to heat for a sizzling steak dinner.
I hope you give this Michelada Recipe a try. And if you do, please come back and give the recipe a star rating and leave a comment about your experience with the recipe.
What to Serve with Micheladas
- Grilled Flank Steak with Charred Caramelized Sweet Corn
- Sriracha Steak Street Tacos
- The Best Grilled Chicken Recipe Ever
- Grilled Chicken Skewers with Tomatillos and Mint Vinaigrette
- Coarse sea salt for the rim of the glass I used a pink Hawaiian
- Plenty of ice cubes
- 2 12-oz. cans Mexican Beer such as Bohemia, Tecate or Corona
- 6 – 8 limes enough to squeeze into 1/2 C. lime juice
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce such as Tabasco or Tapatio. We used the latter, I believe you should use a heat as strong as your threshold can handle
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon Maggi or Soy sauce
- In a bowl combine lime juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire and Maggi and whisk well.
- With two chilled glasses take a chunk of the lime and press around the rims. Invert the rims onto a plate containing the sea salt. Add ice cubes to fill about half way into the glasses.
- Next divide the sauce mixture evenly into each glass pouring over the ice. Slowly add the beer so that the thick mixture remains cozy in the bottom of the glass.
- Top the glasses with a slice of lime or maybe even a small chili pepper for a festive look.
Remember a couple of years ago when Brittney Spears was in the news about every 15 minutes with some crazy stunt?
Well my little dog Sammy, dressed up as Britney that Halloween. He played the part well by sporting a fedora, long wig, rhinestone studded sunglasses, a cropped t-shirt to expose a slightly over-weight belly and of course the mini skirt with no underwear.
We went to a local doggie Halloween costume party and won 1st place. Everyone stood in a big circle where each contestant was to parade around inside of that circle so everyone could see and review the costumes. I was holding Sammy in my arms, so I just walked to the center, placed him on the ground and took a few steps back and announced “I give you…Brittney Spears”. I knew he wouldn’t move because those sunglasses freaked him out. The crowd went wild, clapping and cheering and the rest is history. It was a proud moment for our household.
Micheladas …It’s Whats For Happy Hour