Michelada- Mexican Beer Cocktail

Micheladas have been around for decades in Mexico and have been especially popular in the Northern areas of Mexico. The Michelada stemmed from the usual practice of adding a squeeze of lime and a dash of salt to a beer. Now there are as many recipes as there are bartenders. Here is a simple recipe for this beer cocktail using Santa Fe Mixes Bloody Mary Mix.

  • 1 ice cold Mexican beer (dark is better)
  • coarse salt (for the rim)
  • ½ cup Santa Fe Mixes Bloody Mary Mix
  • 1-2 dashes of Santa Fe Chile Co. Red Chile Hot Sauce
  • Beer mug or large glass (chilled if possible)
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Salt the rim of the glass by wetting the edge with lime juice then dipping it into a plate with salt on it. Now fill the glass about half way with ice and pour in Bloody Mary Mix.

Mix with a spoon then slowly pour in the beer to the top of the glass. Push the lime wedge onto the edge and serve immediately. When you have a few drinks, pour the remaining beer into the cocktail.