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Michelada Marias Beer Cocktail

Michelada Marias Beer Cocktail
Michelada Marias Beer CocktailNathan Congleton / TODAY

Chef notes

The classic Mexican michelada is a drink that gives beer an kick of extra flavor. I like to play with it and add my own twists to it like adding shot of tequila or tomato juice. It's an easy drink that's festive and inexpensive.


  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 4 limes, quartered
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 12-ounce bottles beer
  • 4 dashes hot sauce, preferably Tabasco
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce


Combine the salt and chili powder in a small bowl and transfer it to a flat plate. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of each beer mug and dip it into the chili-salt to coat the rim.

Squeeze a lime wedge into each mug. Add a couple of the juiced wedges to each mug and fill with ice. Add 1 bottle of beer to each, a dash of hot sauce and a dash of Worcestershire sauce and serve immediately.