• Serves

    makes 2 Cocktails

Often associated with the Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende, and perhaps taking its name from a slang term for cold beer, the michelada has also been linked with San Luis Potosi, where, the story goes, a man named Michel Esper improvised it on a hot day at the Club Deportivo Portofino.


  • Margarita salt or kosher salt
  • 12 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 (12-oz.) bottle light Mexican beer, such as Corona or Pacifico
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Tabasco
  • Half a lime, cut into wedges


Step 1

Dip rims of two tall chilled glasses in a saucer of water, shake off excess, then dip moistened rims in a saucer of salt. Fill each glass halfway with ice, then one-third full with lime juice, and top off each with beer. Add 1–2 dashes worcestershire and Tabasco to each. Garnish with lime wedges, if you like.