The Michelada is perhaps the most famous incarnation of Mexico’s extensive family of cervezas preperadas – essentially, beer gussied up with hot sauce, spices, lime, and other ingredients.
Every Mexican bar has its own version of the Michelada, but our favorite hails from Jen Braafladt at Austin’s Hotel San José, which uses both soy and Worcestershire sauces to amp up the savory notes.
Begin by rimming a tall glass with salt: wipe a lime wedge around the outside edge of the glass, and roll it in a plate filled with salt.
Fill the glass about halfway with ice. Build the drink in the order given. Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge, and serve with a stir stick or straw, along with the rest of the beer on the side.
- Hotel San José’s Michelada recipe at PUNCH