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Michelada

What can be more refreshing than a cold beer on a hot day? Answer: a cold beer with a splash of lime juice and a dash of hot sauce.

By Lisa Featherby
  • 5 mins preparation
  • Serves 2
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What can be more refreshing than a cold beer on a hot day? Answer: a cold beer with a splash of lime juice and a dash of hot sauce. Like most things, the success of a Michelada is all in the balance. Taste and go until the mix is spot on.

Ingredients

  • Sea salt flakes
  • Juice of 1 lime (reserve one squeezed lime half), plus lime slices to serve
  • 1 (330ml) pilsner or pale lager, preferably Mexican, chilled
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, to serve

Method

  • 1
    Pour salt into a small bowl to the depth of about 1cm. Rub reserved lime half around the rim of two chilled beer glasses, then dip rims in salt flakes to lightly coat.
  • 2
    Half-fill glasses with beer, add lime juice and top with ice. Add remaining ingredients to taste, stir with a swizzle stick and serve topped with a slice of lime.