Michelada Especial

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 drinks
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1 lime, cut into 4 wedges

2 tablespoons kosher salt, for rimming glasses

Ice cubes

2 pinches chili powder

2 teaspoons light brown sugar

8 dashes green hot sauce (recommended: Jalapeno Tabasco hot sauce)

2 (12-ounce) pints lager beer, chilled (recommended: Modelo Especial)


  1. Chill 2 tall beer tumblers in the freezer. Put the salt into a shallow dish. Remove the glasses from the freezer and wet the rims using a wedge of lime. Dip the glass rims into the salt to cover. Add the lime wedges and ice into the glasses, then add a pinch of chili powder to each glass. Stir in 1 teaspoon of light brown sugar to each glass and 4 dashes of hot sauce. Top off with beer and serve immediately.