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Michelada Recipe | Video

A Refreshing Hair-of-the-Dog Cocktail to Try


While you may be familiar with the Michelada, a beer-based cocktail from Mexico, you've probably never had the sassier Michelada Cubana. Danny Mena, chef-owner of New York's Hecho en Dumbo, stopped in to show us how to make this simple variation of a popular hair-of-the-dog drink, which calls for the umami-boosting ingredient known as Maggi seasoning. Watch the segment, then get the recipe.

Michelada Cubana

Michelada Cubana

Notes

Bohemia beer is suggested as the Mexican lager, however Pacifico, Dos Equis, Negra Modela, or Tecate can substitute.

Michelada Recipe

Ingredients

Salt
1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
1 ounce Valentina Salsa Picante
4 dashes Maggi Jugo or Maggi seasoning
2 dashes worcestershire sauce
1 bottle Mexican lager, such as Bohemia

Directions

  1. Rim a collins glass with salt and fill it halfway with ice. Add the lime juice, Salsa Picante, Maggi, and worcestershire sauce, in order, into the glass; top off with lager.
  2. Stir until well mixed; garnish with a lime wheel and sip stick. Serve the drink with the balance of the bottled beer.
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