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Summer Sips: The Michelada


In the June issue of Bon Appetit, the food mag features a recipe for the fiery michelada. This sizzling concoction of beer, Tabasco, lime, and salt is a summer refresher with after-burners. The first sip is cool and refreshing, then the slow burn of Tabasco takes over, leading to another gulp.

For a bit of the legend surrounding the thirst-quencher, read our story “Cerveza en Fuego” from last summer. And, if you don’t want to mix up a michelada yourself, order one at Mezcal or Tambien.


Mezcal, 3230 E. Colfax Ave., 303-322-5219; Tambien, 250 Steele St., 303-333-1763

Amanda M. Faison, 5280 Contributor

Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.

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