A Labor Day Weekend Michelada

August 30, 2013 § Leave a comment


Have you ever had a Michelada? It’s kind of the best drink ever. I had one a few years back at Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg and ever since then I’ve been completely obsessed. With Labor Day Weekend upon us I thought it would be the perfect time to pass along the recipe for my favorite summertime drink. It’s like a savory margarita minus the tequila- essentially a beer mixed with tomato juice, hot sauce, lime, and a few other goodies. It’s downright delectable with chips and dip, burgers and dogs, and any other kind of summer fare you can dream up. And for this lightweight, I can drink a few before things start to get fuzzy : ).

I hope your weekend looks like the photo above! We’re crossing our fingers for perfect beach weather. Here’s to the end of summer! xx

The Michelada adapted from Food52
makes 4 drinks

  • lime wedges, for garnish
  • sea salt, for garnish
  • one 6oz can tomato juice
  • 2 limes, juiced (about 1/3 cup juice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon Tabasco or preferred hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice (optional)
  • 2 12oz bottles or cans of beer (Modelo is ideal)
  • several handfuls of ice cubes

Prepare the glasses: rub the rims of four tall glasses with the lime wedges then coat the rims with sea salt.

In a bowl or measuring cup, combine the tomato juice, lime juice, salt, Worcestershire and Tabasco (or desired hot sauce) and mix well. Adjust seasoning to taste. Add a handful of ice to each of the prepared glasses, then divide the tomato juice mixture between them (each should have approximately 4 tbsp). Top up the glasses with half a bottle of beer each, then garnish with a lime wedge. I like to add a little more juice to my beer so it’s more strongly flavored, but feel free to follow these instructions or make it however you like.


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