With Cinco de Mayo coming up fast, I thought I'd try a Michelada for the first time. This Mexican beverage might not have the immediate appeal of the more familiar margarita. Beer over ice, really? But I can imagine finding it festive and refreshing on a sweltering day. The flavors are citrusy, salty, and spicy. For some reason, it reminded me of iced tea, but perhaps this was mostly the color and citrus flavor. The typical Michelada is beer and lime juice over ice, with some savory and spicy seasonings, served in a glass with a salted rim. I added ground ancho chile to kosher salt for some smoky flavor for the glass rim. If you're looking to try something new for Cinco de Mayo, the Michelada is a good option. ¡Salud!
ground ancho chile
juice from 1/2 lime
1 dash vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 dash Maggi seasoning sauce or soy sauce
2 dashes hot sauce
12 ounces beer
Place a little kosher salt and ancho chile powder on a saucer. Mix it up. Rub the half lime around the rim of a tall glass then dip the rim in salt and chile mixture.
Add lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, Maggi sauce, and hot sauce to glass. Stir. Put some large ice cubes in the glass and slowly fill with beer. The beer might foam quite a bit.