Part beer, part cocktail, this “beertail” is refreshing yet full of flavour and spice. If you like Bloody Mary’s then you have to try this recipe because a Michelada is also perfect as a hangover cure, and very refreshing on a hot summer’s day.

We recommend Mexican lager when making a Michelada recipe, or a similar style of beer. Gran Luchito Chipotle Lime Paste is the perfect addition to this recipe as not only does it make it deliciously spicy, but it also provides a nice zesty flavor that blends perfectly with the lime juice, the ice, and the beer.

Get your Cinco de Mayo fiesta fired up with a round of these refreshing Michelada cocktails! They are also perfect paired with the cheesy goodness of our Chipotle Queso Fundido or one of our Nachos recipes.

  • Prep time

    6 mins

  • Cook time

    0 mins

  • Total time

    6 mins

  • Ideal for

    Snack or Fiesta
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Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 40 fat 0g saturates 0g carbs 3.9g sugars 1.0g fibre 0g protein 0.5g salt 1.0g

How to make it

  1. Mix together salt with the Guajillo Fajita & Taco Mix on a small plate.
  2. Run a wedge of lime around the rim of the glass, then dip the glass edge into the spice mixture. Repeat the same with the second glass.
  3. Fill the glasses with ice, squeeze ½ the lime juice in each, add ½ teaspoon of Chipotle Lime Paste on each glass with a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Then add a pinch of salt, and top them with the beer, finally stirring with a bar spoon and enjoy!

What To Serve With Micheladas

Serve your Micheladas with either of these two mains:

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How to pronounce michelada?

The word michelada is a Spanish blend of words that combines - chela (slang term for beer) with ada for helada, meaning cold, and mi for mine — my cold beer. It's pronounced with a ch, not a K.

Who invented micheladas?

The oldest story about the start of the michelada goes back to the 1940s. A Mexican general, Augusto Michel, liked his beer with spicy salsa and claimed he was the original inventor of the drink. Another story says that the Michelada was invented by a man named Michel Ésper at the Club Deportivo Potosino in San Luís Potosí, a town in east-central Mexico. He is said to have drunk his beer with lime, salt, ice and a straw, in a special cup called a chabela.

Is a bloody mary same as michelada?

The classic Bloody Mary has been a morning-after staple in the UK and US for quite some time. In Mexico, the Michelada is their own version of the breakfast cocktail. Both involve tomato juice of some kind, savory sauces, a squirt of citrus, and a peppery kick. The main difference though is that Bloody Marys are famously based on vodka, while Micheladas begin with a light lager.

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