When most people talk about a Michelada, they liken it to a Bloody Mary but made with beer instead of vodka. That's a good way to describe it, but the Mexican drink is even more complex than that. Think of how flavorful it would be with a dash of hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce.
First, if you've never heard of a Michelada (pronounced mee-che-LAH-dah), just know this: It's a cocktail made famous in Mexico that's made with beer, lime juice and tomato juice or clamato (a blend of tomato juice and clam juice). The Michelada falls into the category of "cerveza preparada," which are Mexican beer cocktails. When you add hot sauce or additional seasoning, some people like to call the drink a Chelada. But whatever you want to call it, it's always refreshing and great for parties.
1 lime, cut into quarters
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Frank's Red Hot)
Beer - perhaps Corona
Rim the outside of a tall, chilled pint glass with 1 quarter of the lime. Pour salt on a plate. Press the rim of a glass into the salt to rim the edge. Squeeze the rest of the limes into the glass. Drop the limes in the glass. Add the Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Fill glass with ice, add beer, and stir.
Note: The salt cuts back on the beer's carbonation, so your beer won't develop much of a head.
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