Spicy Michelada

October 26, 2009
Spicy Michelada

Author Notes:

My husband and I spent a week in La Paz, Mexico, to celebrate our courthouse wedding. The trip started off a little shaky (the "honeymoon suite" had two twin beds, the hotel - which had told us it would accept credit cards - was suddenly demanding cash payment up front, a drunk driver slammed into our hotel right below our 2nd floor room...and that was all in the first 10 hours!) but beer for breakfast went a long way toward calming us down and starting the rest of the trip off on the right foot. That beer was in the form of a very simple michelada - a lot of lime juice, a bottle of beer, and spice to taste. Since coming home we've adapted the recipe to suit our preferences, and we end a lot of days (and rarely, start a day) with a little taste of our Mexican adventure.


Serves: 1


  • Ice
  • 1 bottle of beer (Corona or Pacifico are my preference)
  • 2-3 limes
  • Green tabasco (again, my preference, but your favorite hot sauce would work well) to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Squeeze two limes over ice in a glass. Pour the beer over the ice and lime, then season with hot sauce to taste. Stir gently to mix, then enjoy!

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