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Michelada Cocktail

From our U.S. border states, trickling up from Mexico, Michelada is roughly translated as "my cold beer". This spicy cocktail concoction is a beer with lime and some peppery seasoning. It's kind of like a Tomato Beer without the tomato.

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1/2 lime, preferably a Key lime
Coarse salt
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 dash soy sauce
1 dash Tabasco sauce
1 pinch black pepper
1 dash Maggi seasoning, optional
12 ounces beer, preferably a dark Mexican beer like Negra Modelo.


Squeeze the juice from the lime and reserve. Salt the rim of a highball glass by rubbing it with the lime and dipping it in coarse salt. Fill with ice.
Add lime juice, Worcestershire, soy sauce, Tabasco, pepper and Maggi, if desired.
Pour in beer, stir and serve, adding more beer as you sip.
Posted: 8/14/2013 2:46:07 PM
A true  Michelada will have much more lime. One large lime or up to 3 key limes. Maggi seasoning adds a similar flavor as soy sauce. One or the other is required. There is no need for both IMO. Substitute white pepper for black and add a tablespoon of chilli powder for a great recipe. Check out some of my michelada recipes.

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