Michelada, or Mexican red beer, is a classic spicy and refreshing drink and goes perfectly on a hot day. I was reading that the Michelada was first created in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution of 1910. As legend has it, the infamous military leader El General, Don Augusto Michel, would lead his battle hardened soldiers to his favorite cantina in San Luis Potosi to enjoy Mexican beer with lime and added hot sauce for character. If you are a Bloody Mary fan and have never had a Michelada, 10/10 recommend giving this tasty beverage a try!
- 1 tbsp Chile lime seasoning (I used Twang-a-Rita Sunrise Spice)
- 2/3 cup tomato juice or Clamato juice
- 1/4 cup lime juice (about juice of 3 medium limes)
- 4 drops worcestershire sauce
- 4 drops soy sauce
- 6 drops hot sauce ( I used Valentina)
- Bottle of Mexican lager beer
- Half a cucumber, peeled and diced
- 2 lime wedges for garnish
- Peel half a cucumber and then dice roughly.
- Add chile lime seasoning to a shallow plate.
- Moisten the rim of a beer glass or mason jar with a lime wedge (or for a spicer version, use hot sauce like I did) and then dip them into the chile lime seasoning to coat the rim.
- Fill both glasses with ice. Divide the Clamato and lime juice evenly into each glass.
- Add 2 drops of worcestershire, soy and hot sauce into each glass as well.
- Top each glass with the Mexican beer, stir, then top with diced cucumber and lime wedges and enjoy immediately!