One of the great day drinks, at its heart, the Michelada is a mix of beer, lime juice, salt and spices. The name is a portmanteau of mi (my) chela (Mexican slang for beer) helada (frost or cold). Put it all together and you get Michelada, my cold beer. Make it your cold beer by adjusting any or all of the proportions below.

Savory, Spicy


  • 1 12-oz Beer
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • 10 dashes Hot Sauce
  • 2 dashes Chipotle Hot Sauce
  • 10 dashes Maggi Sauce
  • .5 oz Fresh Tomato Juice
  • Salt, to taste and for the rim
  • Pepper to taste
  • Lime Wedge (for garnish)


Step one

Rub a slice of lime around the rim of your glass, then roll the rim in a small pile of salt.

Step two

Add lime juice, hot sauces, Maggi and tomato juice to the glass, then fill with ice.

Step three

Top with beer. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with lime wedge. Continue to top with beer as you drink.

Contributed by Supercall

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