Spicy Michelada
Spicy Michelada. Dylan + Jeni

For this take on a classic beer cocktail from Taqueria Mi Lindo Apatzingan in Rio Linda, Tajín (a Mexican seasoning blend of dried chiles, lime, and salt) adds both heat and tang.

Spicy Michelada Spicy Michelada
Chiles, lime, and salt add heat and tang to this classic beer and tomato juice michelada cocktail.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail
Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 tbsp. plus 1/2 tsp. Tajín seasoning (amazon.com)
  • Lime wedge
  • 3 (1/4″-thick) slices cucumber
  • 2 oz. tomato juice
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • 14 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 dashes Maggi seasoning
  • 12 oz.-bottle Mexican lager, such as Negra Modelo, chilled
  • Cooked shrimp, to garnish


  1. Place 2 tbsp. Tajín seasoning on a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a tall beer glass; dip rim into Tajín and fill glass with ice. Dip cucumber slices into Tajín and place on rim of glass. Add tomato juice, lime juice, hot sauce, 12 tsp. Tajín, kosher salt, and Maggi seasoning to glass. Add Mexican lager and stir to combine. Garnish with cooked shrimp, if you like.