Spicy Michelada

  • Serves

    makes 1 cocktail

  • Cook

    5 minutes


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.


  • 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


Step 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.

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