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Micheladas

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Micheladas are one of those drinks that have so many variations and add-ins,  the combinations can get very creative. Often, you will see them made with Clamato or other spices and salsas. I prefer mine simple, in the style of my favorite restaurant in Porto Nuevo. By definition, the term miche-miche means half and half and chelada is a cold beer. Hence, the michelada. It’s like a beer lemonade, 1/2 lemon juice and 1/2 beer. In my opinion, it’s the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day.

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Michelada:

yield: 1 serving

1 bottle Mexican lager beer such as Bohemia

2- 3 lemons, juiced

spiced salt mix for the rim

Spiced Salt Mix:

2 T sea salt

zest of 1 lemon

2 tsp chile powder

1 tsp paprika

pinch cayenne pepper

Combine all and place on a flat dish.

Season the rim of your glass with the spiced salt mix by running a piece of lemon slice around the rim and then invert onto the spiced salt.

Squeeze the lemons into the glass and top with beer. The lemon juice should make up almost 1/2 of the liquid. If your lemons are small, add more. Continue to top off with remaining beer as you sip.

Cheers!

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