Do you love beer? Or more importantly for this particular recipe…do you love Mexican Beer? Yes? Well then you’ve come to the right place! Today is #NationalBeerDay which I’ll admit I didn’t know until I woke up this morning and my Instagram Foodie Community informed me of the auspicious occasion that needed to be celebrated.
So what did I do? I drove to Bevmo and picked up all the necessary ingredients to make Classic Micheladas & Cheladas. Except limes…Bevmo doesn’t sell limes so honestly I went to Target for those. Thanks Target!
Anyways, I don’t know what it is but lately all I want to drink or Micheladas. So much so that when I tried to order one in the airport in New Jersey on my recent trip to New York the server basically asked me what the heck I was asking for. I was baffled! How do you not know what a Michelada is?! Turns out a lot of people don’t know what they are. But thankfully here in sunny San Diego I don’t run into that problem.
So for National Beer Day I wanted to pay tribute to my favorite combo as of late the Michelada and Chelada. The Chelada is mostly for Jarod because he won’t touch tomato juice with a ten foot pole but I find them equally delicious.
What’s The Difference Between A Michelada & Chelada?
A Michelada is a tomato juice based beer cocktail. It often has a Tajin rim and you can include other elements such as Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire Sauce. Whereas, a Chelada is much more simple. It has lime and salt. Not much else is needed. But it’s super refreshing regardless!
So grab a glass, some limes, cerveza and lets get to mixin!
Classic Michelada (1 Serving)
- Juice From 1 Lime
- 1 Lime Wedge For Garnish
- A few dashes of Worcestershire Sauce (This Is The Brand I Like)
- A few dashes of Tabasco Sauce or Hot Sauce of Your Choice
- 4 oz Clamato Juice or Tomato Juice
- 1 12oz Mexican Beer of Choice (I went with Modelo)
- Tajin For The Rim
- Using the lime wedge, cut a slit down the middle and use it to rub around the lip of your glass. This will help the tajin stay put. Sprinkle Tajin on a small plate or bowl and dip the lip of your glass in the seasoning until covered.
- Now add the lime juice, an extra sprinkle of tajin and the rest of the of the ingredients to the glass before pouring your beer over the top.
- Depending on the size of your glass you may have some beer leftover. Just add it to your glass as it gets low!
Classic Chelada ( 1 Serving)
- Juice From 2 Limes
- 1 Lime Wedge For Garnish
- 1 12oz Mexican Beer of Choice
- Chunky Salt, Like Maldon Sea Salt For The Rim
- Using the lime wedge, cut a slit down the middle and use it to rub around the lip of your glass. Sprinkle the salt on a small plate or bowl and dip the lip of your glass in the seasoning until covered.
- Now add the lime juice and an extra sprinkle of salt. Pour your beer over the top and that’s it! Easy peasy lemon (or lime) squeezy!
I’m really excited that you’re going to try one of my recipes! Please tag me on Instagram @natashasfoodadventures so I can see how they turned out for you! Cheers! XO