If you prefer savory instead of sweet drinks, then the Michelada Cocktail is for you. A Michelada is a spicy Mexican beer-based cocktail, traditionally made with lime juice, tomato (or clam) juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire, and a “liquid seasoning” called Maggi, all served over ice. It’s like a Bloody Mary, but in lieu of the vodka, beer is used.
Fun fact: Maggi is a sauce that has a similar flavor profile to soy sauce; it’s used in all types of cuisines to give dishes a “richer and meatier” flavor.
If you’re new to Micheladas, this recipe is a great way to introduce (and prepare) your palate for the more elaborate versions.
In this version, we subbed in steak sauce and black pepper for the savory and the spicy, and added thin slices of yellow and red bell peppers for some crunch.
- 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin slices (reserve 4 slices for garnish)
- 1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into thin slices (reserve 4 slices for garnish)
- 12 fl oz fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup all-natural steak sauce
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) (to taste; optional)
- 40 fl oz lager beer (like Pacifico)
- 1 lime, thinly sliced
Place bell peppers and lime juice in a large pitcher; muddle until well mixed.
Add steak sauce, pepper, and salt (if desired); mix well. Refrigerate, covered, for 4 hours, or overnight.
Add lime juice mixture evenly to each of eight highball glasses; top slowly and evenly with beer; mix gently to blend.
Garnish each drink with half slice each of red and yellow bell peppers and a lime slice.
Note: If you like it a little spicier, feel free to add your favorite hot sauce to spice things up!
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 154 mg
Carbohydrates: 14 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 1 g
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