Michelada Fun Facts
Whether you have intentionally or inadvertently stumbled upon the awesomeness that is the michelada, and want to know more, then you have come to the right place! The information here will take you farther down the chelada rabbit hole as we explore fun facts and interesting facts. You have questions, and we have answers. Let’s get started! You probably want to know.
What Is a Michelada, Anyway?
The michelada is a beer cocktail (some call it a prepared beer drink) like no other. Its closest relative is the bloody mary, but a michelada is made with beer instead of vodka. At their base level, micheladas contain lime, salt, and some variation of chili pepper, hot sauce and even tomato juice. Whatever is included, it must be served in an ice-cold mug or glass. This is key!
What Is the Difference Between a Chelada and a Michelada?
Truth is that the names are interchangeable but some claim that a chelada is the base of a michelada. It is simply, but deliciously, a good beer served in a chilled glass with lime and salt. Historically it would be a Mexican beer, but people are now experimenting with all kinds of brews. When you make the drink fun and playful by adding spices, sauces and even tomato juice, you create a michelada.
What Does Michelada Mean in Spanish?
“Chelada” is slang, said to be an amalgam of the ada from helada (‘cold’), and chela (‘beer’). In Spanish, modifiers come after nouns. Chelada, then, would mean “cold beer.” Add mi (‘mine’), and this roughly translates to “my cold beer.” Who doesn’t like that?!
When Were Cheladas Created?
This depends on who you ask. Some say cheladas are a variation of other tequila-based drinks combining sauces and spices. Others say the drink originated from a man named Michel Esper Jorge who created it at his local bar. Still, others relate it to General Michel during the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Whatever the case, it has become so popular that it now has its own day of celebration on July 12th every year.
Where Can I Get Authentic Michelada Mix?
There are recipes galore for micheladas. Variations include clam sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and even shrimp, but don’t be overwhelmed! We have put in the time, done the work, and created the perfect blend of sauce and spice to create just the right mix: the juggernaut of micheladas.
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