The Michelada or Chelada is a beer cocktail which is popular in Mexico and in my home country of Guatemala, there are also similar versions of this in Colombia and other south American countries. In my opinion this is the best way to have a beer and it’s great for hangovers. There are many different versions of the Michelada but this one is my personal favorite with or without V8.
So the next time you are thinking of having a beer considers giving it some sabor and making it into a Michelada.
- 12 oz beer non-dark beer (preferably Mexican like Corona or Dos XX)
- juice of 2 key limes
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 dashes Tabasco® sauce
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 pinch sea salt
Mix all ingredients except beer in a shaker and shake briefly. Pour a little ice into a 22onz pilsner glass rimmed with sea salt, pour lime mixture over ice. Finally pour beer slowly so that it won’t foam up. Mix softly with a long spoon.
You can add 6onz of either V8, tomato or clamato juice.
Some people also add half a shot glass of Tequila.
I try to post recipes that are either typical dishes from my home country of Guatemala, recipes from other Latin American countries or interesting and fun recipes with ingredients that give them some sabor Latino. If you have any suggestions or would like a specific guatemalan recipe let me know in the comments section.