Michelada: A cure for a hangover?

Published Dec 27, 2013, 4:51 pm IST
Updated Mar 19, 2019, 3:00 am IST

Michelada is a Mexican beer-based cocktail made with beer, lime juice, assorted sauces, spices, and peppers. It is served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. There are numerous variations of this beverage throughout Mexico and Latin America.

Incidentally, some people in Mexico believe micheladas are a good remedy for hangovers. Of course, there’s been no scientific backing for this. While the beer, lime and salt are standard to the beverage, hot sauces vary from person to person based on one’s preference. Anything from Maggi barbeque sauce and Worcestershire sauce, to Nando’s Peri Peri goes in it. The idea is to make it spicy and tangy at once. Adding a few slices of orange brings out a different dimension to the drink. There are a variety of  Micheladas. A Clamato contains clam juice and tomato juice. A Chelada contains simply lime and originally sea salt, but often simply regular table salt. A Cubana contains Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, chili and salt.



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