People around the world know and love Mexican food for its spiciness. Little do most of them know, that there is also a liquid version. Michelada, a so-called Mexican “cerveza preparada”, is often described as a mixture between beer and Bloody Mary. Though it comes in many different variations, it is always prepared with beer, lime juice and spicy sauce.
Mixing beer with chili and other savoury spices in the Mexican heat may seem odd to foreigners but the composition is surprisingly refreshing and vitalizing, especially in summer time. You can find it pretty much anywhere, especially at stands and restaurants along the coast lines. If you’ve had it once, you will agree that there is nothing better than lying in a hammock or sun bed with a n ice-cold Michelada in your hand, watching the hustle and bustle on the beach.
The name Michelada (pronounced [mitʃeˈlaða] in Spanish) stems from the word “chela” which is a popular way to call a beer in Mexico. Thus, when you ask for a chela you are asking for a cold beer, therefore putting the two words together sounds like “Mi Chela Helada”, meaning “My cold beer”.
Now, there is no trip to Mexico in sight but we got you excited about trying this delicious drink? No problem! Simply ake you own spicy “cold beer” cocktail with this original recipe:
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