Introduction: Michelada Recipe

About: Made in Canada, I grew up crafting, making, and baking. Out of this love for designing and creating, I pursued a BFA in product design from Parsons School of Design in NYC. Since then I've done work for Martha…

The Michelada, a classic Mexican drink is the perfect cocktail for hot summer fun. And by hot, I mean spicy. This drink is an amazing combination of refreshing and a kick in the pants for your taste buds. Of course I'll show you how to adjust the heat to suit your comfort level, but it is meant to be a bit on the spicy side.

Let's head South of the border! (via your kitchen...)

Step 1: Recipe

2 Servings

1/4 cup fresh lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
(1x) 12oz Mexican beer (Tecate or Corona)
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp tabasco sauce or another vinegar based hot sauce (add more to taste)
1/2 tsp soy sauce or maggi
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup course or kosher salt
1/2 tsp smoked paprika (regular is ok too, but the smoked is EXTRA delicious)
lime slices


citrus juicer
measuring cups and spoons
2 small plates
2 serving glasses
mixing container (cocktail shaker works great)
long spoon

Step 2: Juice It!

Juice the 1/4 cup fresh lime and set aside.

Step 3: The Rim Mix

This glass rim mix is one of my favorite things about this recipe. I think the smoked paprika is such an amazing flavor.

Set out two small plates.

Mix 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika into the salt, either in the bowl or directly on the plate.

Spread the salt mix out evenly on the bottom of the plate.

Step 4: Oh Honey!

This is the tastiest way to stick salt to a glass rim that I've ever tried.

Spread the 1 tbsp of honey evenly over the bottom of the second plate.

Step 5: Prepping the Glasses

Dip each serving glass in the honey, and then in the salt/paprika mix.

Set aside.

Step 6: Mix It Up!

Add the lime juice, worcestershire sauce, tabasco, soy sauce, and beer to a handful of ice in a mixing container.

Use a long spoon to mix everything together well.

Step 7: Pour & Garnish

Pour the now mixed drink into the prepared glasses. Add a bit more ice if desired.

Add a light sprinkle of cracked pepper and smoked paprika onto the top of each drink.

Garnish each glass with a slice of lime.

Step 8: Your Vacation Is Ready!

Now take your drinks outside and pretend you're miles away on a beautiful Mexican beach...

And be sure to send me a postcard.