When most people talk about a Michelada, they describe it as a Bloody Mary that's made with beer instead of vodka. That's a good starting point, but there's so much more to this Mexican drink. A Michelada (pronounced mee-che-LAH-dah), is a Mexican cocktail made with beer, lime juice and tomato juice or clamato (a blend of tomato juice and clam juice). And you can customize it however you want -- think hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce or even soy sauce, to start. Then turn your thoughts to the the wonderful world of garnishes.
The Michelada falls into the category of "cerveza preparada," which are Mexican beer cocktails. When you add hot sauce or additional seasoning, some people like to call the drink a Chelada. Whatever you call it, the Michelada is a super refreshing beverage that's perfect for Cinco de Mayo.
Here are 12 Michelada recipes to try: