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I found this on the Saveur site. (Great site by the way!! Thank you NCmysteryshopper for telling me about it!) I'm hoping to find someone brave enough to try this drink with me!!This drink might be named for Michel Esper—but chelada is also slang for “cold beer”.

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  1. Dip rims of 1 tall chilled glass in a saucer of water, shake off excess, then dip moistened rim in a saucer of kosher or margarita salt.
  2. Fill glass half-way with ice and then one-third full with freshly squeezed lemon juice, then top off with cold Corona, Pacifico, or other light Mexican beer.
  3. Add 1–2 dashes worcestershire, a splash of spicy v8 and Tabasco sauces. Serve with lemon wedges, if you like.
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4 5

This is good, but to make it truly authentic you must use Picante Clamato instead of V-8 and never-ever lemons. Always limes.

3 5

This was great! I have had something like it..but not quite this. I loved it! great with the tex mex dinner we had :)

5 5

This is quite good and very refreshing. Totally different take on beer! It is however, not for someone who wants to maintain the flavor of the beer. It is more like a cocktail and reminds me of my friend's margaritas that she makes with beer. The lime dominates this drink. We added a few extra dashes of worcestershire and Tobasco and it mellowed out the lime flavor. My friend added some bloody mary mix to hers and it was quite good as well... but I stuck with the Michelada. This is very good and would be an awesome drink to take boating! Thanks for posting katie!