October 14, 2005

Make Mine a Michelada

Spicy MicheladaDon't be surprised if you start to hear the word "Michelada" a little more often. In a time when beer cocktails are starting to become more popular, the Michelada is a spicy version that is coming on strong from south of the border. Your basic Michelada is beer served with lime juice, assorted sweet-and-sour spices, chile pepper or Tabasco and ice, in a glass with a salted rim.

Sounds pretty tasty, and according to the Houston Chronicle you can expect to find pre-made versions and recipe mixes springing up soon all over the US. Or, read on if you want to mix up your own batch.

Thanks, Paul!

i n g r e d i e n t s
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.

d i r e c t i o n s
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.

Yield: 1 cocktail

Recipe thanks to the Gourmet Sleuth.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at October 14, 2005 9:01 AM
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