Michelada’s are Mexico’s answer to red beer that can be made in a variety of ways, but the main ingredients are beer and tomato juice. The following is a recipe I like to use during football season because it goes with the tailgating types of foods. A good Michelada has an equal balance of sweet, sour, bitter and salt (like most things in life) so when you make this, try to find the equal balance between ingredients.
1 bottle Mexican beer such as Pacifico
1 TSP Michelada salt
1/4 cup Clamato
dash of Tapatio
The lemon is really what brings everything together. Cut the ends off a lemon, then cut the lemon in half. Juice one half of the lemon into a pint glass making sure to remove seeds. Add in TSP of Michelada salt, Clamato and a dash of Tapatio. Your mixture should fill the bottom 1/3 of the pint glass. Use a spoon and mix it together, then pour in Pacifico almost to the top making sure to leave room for lemon halves. Sit back and enjoy!