Spicy Michelada

A michelada is a classic Mexican cerveza preparada (prepared beer) made with light Mexican beer, lime juice and hot sauce with or without a dash of tomato juice. We used Marshall’s pilsner and spiced it up with a salt-cayenne rimmed glass.
Photography By Brooke Allen | May 01, 2015


Combine the salt, paprika and cayenne on a small shallow plate. Rub a lime wedge around the rims of 2 pint glasses, then dip the rims in the salt mixture. Fill glasses with ice and set aside.

Divide tomato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and a few pinches of black pepper between the two glasses. Top off with cold beer and stir to combine. Garnish each with a lime wedge and a pinch of black pepper.

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  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (plus extra lime wedges for rimming the glasses)
  • 1/4 cup tomato juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoons hot sauce (or more to taste)
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 bottles light beer
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