Every summer needs a theme song, a signature look, and definitely a drink. This is where the chelada comes in to save the day.
You might have heard of the Mexican cocktail called a michelada, but this is much less intense and so much more refreshing.
Chelada is also super easy to make at home and is perfect for dinner parties and picnics, because it involves so few ingredients. It has a very similar taste to a margarita because of the citrus used in it, but it’s way easier and cheaper to make. It’s absolutely refreshing, tangy, and just what you want from a summer drink.
- Start by rimming the glasses you’re serving the chelada in with some lime or lemon juice and dipping them into salt. You can also mix the salt with chili powder or tajin if you want a bit of spice.
- Then, juice one lime per drink or half a lemon. Although this sounds like a lot, it’s what gives the drink a super perky, tart taste that everyone will love.
- Pour in ice followed by a light lager, something that is both light in color and flavor, preferably a Mexican beer.
- Garnish with a lime wedge if you like and that’s it!