A glorious Mexican invention that I'm proud to say I celebrate every weekend in the summer. This two part cocktail is as simple as it is delicious.

Why is it called Michelada?

The term “michelada” comes from the Spanish word “chela,” which is slang for beer. “helada” also means “cold” in Spanish, and with “mi” translating to mine, it all just kinda came together. not sure where the tomato juice came into play but I know that depending on where you are, the michelada could also replace the tomato juice with lemon juice.


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Recipe by Julian Solorzano Cuisine: Modern CocktailDifficulty: Easy ????




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  • Mix all the ingredients except the beer in a beer glass.
  • Fill the glass three quarters with ice and add beer.

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Written by Chris Harris, Staff Writer

Howdy. I’m Chris Harris. One of the writers here at Cocktail Hammer. I have a passion for all things food, wine, and mixology. When I’m not I’m behind the bar or writing for this awesome blog, you can find me riding my bike all across New York City.

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