This quick and easy hot sauce michelada recipe is made with Mexican beer, lime juice, Worcestershire and hot sauce. The rim of the glass is rolled in tajin, a chili lime seasoning, for even more flavor!
Hot Sauce Michelada
With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I figured I'd share my favorite michelada recipe! I love this recipe because, if you're like me, you most likely have all of these ingredients on hand already!
All you need is a nice cold Mexican beer, some hot sauce, worcestershire sauce, and lime juice. I prefer to use a combination of Modelo beer and Valentina hot sauce because I think they go best together. But be sure to play around and test out what you like best!
Which reminds me - how fun would a DIY Michelada party be?! Saving that blog post for another day!
But back to the subject -- If you'd like, you can roll the rim of the glass in tajin which is a chili lime seasoning blend. I've also tried Trader Joe's version which is pretty good, too!!
How to make a Michelada
Making a michelada with hot sauce is super easy!
- To begin, slice a lime in half and rub half of the lime on the lip of the cup. Now, add a little tajin to a small plate and roll the rim of the glass in it until it sticks.
- Fill the cup with ice then add the juice from the lime along with the hot sauce and worcestershire.
- Slowly pour in the Mexican beer until the cup is full. Serve the remaining beer along with the cocktail.
Ingredients in a Michelada
You'll sometimes see michelada's made with tomato juice and/or clamato, but since I have a pretty bad shellfish allergy, I'm sticking to this quick and easy hot sauce version. All you need for this michelada is:
- Mexican beer - such as Modelo
- Mexican Hot Sauce - such as Valentina
- Lime Juice
- **OPTIONAL - TAJIN
Recipe: Hot Sauce Michelada
Best Hot Sauce Michelada
- 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon tajin or another chili lime seasoning
- 2 teaspoon Mexican Hot Sauce such as Valentina
- 1 teaspoon worchestershire
- 1 Mexican beer such as Modelo
- Begin by slicing the lime in half. Run the lime around the lip of the cup a few times until it’s coated in lime juice. Place the tajin on a small plate and rub the lime-juice-covered rim of the cup around in the seasoning until it’s coated. Then carefully fill the cup with ice.
- Add the juice from the lime, the hot sauce and the worchestershire into the cup. Fill it with beer and give it a stir. Serve with remaining beer on the side.
If you like this recipe, you might also like some of these dishes to pair it with!
Chicken Tinga: This authentic spicy shredded chicken dish is perfect for tacos, bowls or quesadillas. I love how easy it is to make ahead and the fact that it gets better the day after! Pair it with a Paloma for ultimate awesomeness.
Honey Tequila Street Corn: Similar to elote, this Mexican street corn swaps mayo for a quick and easy honey tequila glaze that is out of this world! Roll the cobs in queso fresco and top it with fresh lime for a tasty side dish that’s irresistible.
Coconut Tequila Fish Tacos with Spicy Avocado Salsa: If you’ve got some leftover tequila from the cocktails — why not use it to make these awesome fish tacos! It’s probably also a good idea to make extra of that spicy avocado salsa because you might just eat it all before the tacos are even ready!
You might also like my cookbook, too!
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