To Celebrate National Michelada Day On July 12: Everything You Need To Know

Jul 26, 2019 04:37 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter

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To Celebrate National Michelada Day On July 12: Everything You Need To Know
To Celebrate National Michelada Day On July 12: Everything You Need To Know
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Adding a squeeze of fresh lime and a dash of salt to a lager or pilsner has long been Mexican tradition, and in the 1980s, this practice evolved into the refreshing beer cocktail known as a michelada. The popularity of the drink grew across Mexico and, thanks to the influx of immigrants, it translated well to restaurants and bars across the U.S.  

Today, even beer giant Anheuser-Busch sells a pre-made version and Mexican brands Modelo and Victoria are importing theirs. However, there is widespread confusion as to what exactly makes a genuine michelada.

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