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Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor

Muy Bueno

By Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

Published 2013

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When I tasted my first chelada I thought, “Where has this drink been all of my life?” Limes, limes, and more limes make this drink oh-so-refreshing. I have seen and tested several variations and the combination of limes, beer, and other ingredients can set off an entire group of chelada and michelada drinkers debating over the exact ingredients and origin for this drink. Sometimes I like mine with spicy tomato juice, which is more of a traditional michelada, but most of the time I like it simple, with only freshly squeezed lime juice and a salt rim.


  • Coarse salt
  • ¼ cup ice
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) Mexican beer (recommend Dos XX or Tecate)


Moisten rim of glass with a lime and coat with salt. Add ice and lime juice. Pour in beer and drink before the ice melts.