Michelada

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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Ingredients

Juice of 1 lime, plus a lime wedge for serving

1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or seasoning sauce (such as Maggi)

2 teaspoons hot sauce

Kosher salt

1 12-ounce bottle chilled lager beer

Directions

  1. Combine the lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and a pinch of salt in a tall glass. Fill the glass halfway with ice, then pour in the beer and stir. Serve with a lime wedge.
  2. Hot:
  3. This beer cocktail calls for any kind of hot sauce, so choose your favorite. We like Cholula and Valentina.
  4. Hotter:
  5. Mix equal parts kosher salt and chipotle chile powder. Moisten the rim of the glass with a lime wedge, then dip in the chile salt. Mix in the michelada as directed.
  6. Hottest:
  7. Rim the glass with chile salt (see above). Muddle 1 or 2 thin slices serrano chile pepper with the lime juice in the glass, then mix in the remaining ingredients as directed.
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