Originally from Mexico, this “hangover cure” has seen many different variants from grapefruit juice to sliced habaneros. Michelada is roughly translated as “my iced beer” or “ice cold beer.” Traditionally served in a big bowl shaped glass (usually reserved for cocktails) filled with ice, I like to make this in a pitcher and share it all around the morning after a Taco Tuesday!
12 oz Pilsner (I used Scrimshaw by North Coast Brewing Co)
Half a habanero diced
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Shot of Tequila Blanco
1 oz lime juice or pickle juice
Dice the habanero and toss into a shaker with juice, tequila and Worcestershire sauce and shake. Strain mixture into a small pitcher with beer. Mix with a spoon and separate into two iced glasses prepared with a slice of cucumber and rimmed with hop salt.
Arriba! Abajo! Al centro! Al dentro!!!
(Up! Down! In the middle! Down the hatch!)