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.

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, 1⁄2 tsp. Tajín, kosher salt, and Maggi seasoning to glass. Add Mexican lager and stir to combine. Garnish with cooked shrimp, if you like.