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A recipe for Spicy Michelada. Spicy Michelada recipe. Day three. Day three of this juice cleanse is just starting. I can’t wait till its over, I can’t wait till I can eat like a normal person again. Weird things happen when you go on a juice cleanse. After the first day, you can smell REALLY well. There is a McDonalds not far from the studio, and if the wind is blowing in the right way, I can smell McDonalds cheeseburgers. They smell SO delicious. Your mouth also begins to water uncontrollably when you smell pretty much any food. Like yesterday, my mouth watered when I smelled cocktail olives. I don’t even like cocktail olives. I think the thing I miss most is chewing. I also think that we are all so dang lucky to be eating well all the time, and have the ability to eat pretty much anything we want at any time. Thats pretty cool. Tuesday is the first day I can eat anything I want, so I think we will be going and getting a crazy cheeseburger. In the meantime, I hope you all have a great weekend, and drink some Spicy Micheladas!

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Spicy Michelada
Makes 2

2 teaspoons honey, spread into a thin layer on a plate
1/4 cup kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2 limes, juiced (plus extra lime wedges to garnish)
2 cups light Mexican beer
2 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot sauce (preferably a more vinegar based hot sauce such as Tabasco)
1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced (optional)
freshly cracked black pepper

1. Dip the rims of two glasses into the honey. (you want only a very thin layer)
2. Place salt, paprika and cayenne (if using) onto a plate and stir together with a fork until combined. Finish rimming glasses with salt mixture, fill with ice and set aside.
3. Fill a large shaker partially with ice followed by the remaining ingredients, except for the jalapeno. Close and shake until well mixed. Divide mixture among the two prepared glasses and finish with lime wedges, black pepper and jalpaenos (if using). Serve.

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    You are doing amazing on your juice cleanse. Better you than me :) And this drink…I am thinking bloody mary, but better!

  2. A Plum By Any Other Name Not Specified Not Specified

    This is one of my most favorite cocktails. Ever. I’m pretty sure I’m not tough enough to handle a juice cleanse. But I could surely handle a diet that included its fair share of these saucy little numbers …

  3. erin @WELL in L.A. Not Specified Not Specified

    Not a fan of juice cleanses (I too prefer to chew!), but more power to you for “muddling through”! My preference is juice + one healthy meal/day (with healthy fats like avocado or coconut oil) for a cleanse. Thank you for the gourmet drink suggestion to get the weekend started ;)

  4. Stefania Avalos Not Specified Not Specified

    Thank you for letting the world know our wonderful gastronomy! Micheladas are a pride of our country! And they remind me that in a few days, I’ll be in the best beach of México, Puerto Vallarta, (and my hometown <3), drinking one or probably more of these! Mexican holidays, here I come!!! Just a little note, here in México, instead of honey, we use lime juice for the rimming thing. And with Pacifico beer is like heaven! ;)

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Hi Stefania! Yea, I have honey as the “rim juice” (that sounds bad, ha!) and not the typical lime juice bc my rimming salt has paprika and cayenne in it and I think the touch of sweetness really balances the spicy, salty rim. Have a great time back home!!

  5. Celynne Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve heard some really bad stuff about juice cleanses and juice diets, hope you’ve done your research and that you are ready to stop if your body tells you to! Just because it works for someone else doesn’t mean it’s right for your body so listen to it and it’ll guide you through things just fine :) This drink sounds so tasty but I’m far too lazy to go through all that work just for two drinks hah.

  6. Amy Not Specified Not Specified

    Keep on chugging (no pun intended) – you’ll feel great when you’re done! Surprisingly it will teach you to eat only when you’re hungry (foreign concept, I know).

    On the other hand, any tomato-y alcoholic beverage has a special place in my heart. I can’t wait to make these (tomorrow morning… shhh!).

    Micheladas count as a juice cleanse, right? ;)


    mon amy

  7. oni Not Specified Not Specified

    this is my favorite brunch drink ever!

  8. Katie Not Specified Not Specified

    my boyfriend got me into this drink and now i’m hooked. i’ve never tried it with soy sauce, can’t wait to try it! Viva la Mexico!

  9. Lindsey Not Specified Not Specified

    I am not a vodka drinker so I never venture out and order a bloody mary, but this sounds like an amazing homemade version made with beer. I am in! Making Micheladas for sunday brunch tomorrow. Thank you!

  10. Nicole Franzen Not Specified Not Specified

    my fav, also the red eye. anything that has bloody mary qualities. nom nom when I actually had a michelada in mexico it was very different then our perception of it :) pretty interesting

  11. The Cozy Herbivore Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve been so totally into beer cocktails lately– I can’t wait to try this! It looks perfect for a summer BBQ.

    And good luck with your juice fast! I’m totally envious of people who can accomplish fasts. I turn into a huge, cranky bitch so I have officially forbade myself from giving up solid food. Still, I’m jealous of those with better willpower and less hypoglycemia than I…

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  13. Chase l Oh The Cuteness! Not Specified Not Specified

    Yes! This is the beer cocktail I’ve been trying to remember the name of for ages now! Thank you so much for posting this!

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  17. Tom Not Specified Not Specified

    In the picture the drink is red, but the recipe doesn’t list tomato juice. Am I missing something?

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  29. Stacy McGrath Not Specified Not Specified

    Interesting recipe, I’ll have to give this one a try.

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