Michelada? What’s a michelada you ask? Well, a michelada is a Mexican style beer-based cocktail. Something about the summer screams beer…amiright? But, when you don’t exactly love beer, that’s a problem. So, whether you’re a beer lover or a beer hater, this drink is exactly what you want in the summer – refreshing and not too heavy.
Bud light has started making these in cans. And they’re not bad. But as you know, I love to make things myself. And these were seriously easy. You won’t be able to fit a whole beer into one, so what I typically do is pour my beer in slowly as I drink it. So basically, one michelada equals one beer.
A michelada consists of a beer of your choice (always Dos Equis in my house!), clamato juice, lime juice, sriracha, maggi (found in the asian section of the supermarket), worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and chili powder.
Maggi seasoning is similiar to soy sauce, but without the soy (yay!) for those of you that worry about that. Soy sauce can be substituted if you can’t find it.
There is something about a beer on a hot summer day. Here in South Texas, you spend your summers either indoors, trying not to melt, or outside in one of the various rivers or lakes. Ever since moving here, I have loved floating the river. What’s better than sitting in a tube on a hot summer day with a beer in your hand? Sitting in a tube on a hot summer day with a MICHELADA in your hand! Beer does it for a lot of people I’m sure. But when you add all of these ingredients, it turns into a wonderfully refreshing, slightly spicy and totally tasty “cocktail”. It’s become my drink of choice this summer, especially when outside, because, well I LIVE IN TEXAS. It’s hot. All day every day, even at night. So when the temp hits 102, and red wine just won’t do, try this out. It might turn even the biggest wino into a beer drinker.