Beer with lime, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce? Welcome to the wonderful world of Mexican Micheladas!
If you’ve never had an authentic Mexican Michelada, you’ve been missing out on a lip-smacking, refreshing and unique twist on your basic glass of beer. As with so many classic Mexican recipes (see: Chiles en Nogada), this iconic and super-popular drink is steeped in history and lore. It's also rich in traditional flavors and ingredients like lime and chile. We'll get to them in a bit.
Who Invented the Mexican Michelada?
Did you know the origins of this drink trace back to the Mexican Revolution? Legend has it that a military hero named General Don Augusto Michel would reward his troops with a trip to his favorite cantina in San Luis Potosí. Here the good general would treat his men to beer spiked with lime and hot sauce. In his honor, the cantina's owner named the concoction "Michelada," a combination of Michel and chelada, a slang term for a nice, cold beer.
Micheladas soon became a beloved national drink, and as time went by, bartenders across the country added their own twists to it. There are many Michelada recipes out there today, and we're going to show you how to make three versions of this delicious Mexican beer cocktail.