Surprising Modern Twist for National Michelada Day Michelada Fans will Rave About
The Tajin® Spicy Pineapple Shandy Chelada is a surprising modern twist on the favorite Mexican beer-based beverage! You may have missed National Michelada Day on July 12, but no worries. this new twist on the Michelada will be a perfect drink for this hot summer.
Created in collaboration with celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffmann and Tajin, the fan-favorite Chile, Lime, and Sea Salt seasoning, this refreshing innovation combines Tajin Clasico Seasoning, pineapple limeade, and Tajin simple syrup. With pineapple chunks, lime wedges, and Fresno chilies as garnishes, it promises a rich and vibrant taste experience.
The recipe for the Tajin Spicy Pineapple Shandy Chelada is below.
Tajín® Spicy Pineapple Shandy Chelada
Recipe by Chef Ingrid Hoffmann
Makes 4 servings
Tajín® Simple Syrup
¼ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 tbs of Tajín® Clásico Seasoning, plus extra for rimming
1 cup pineapple juice
Juice of 2 limes
1 cup water
2 (25-ounces) cans Bud Light Chelada Tajín® Chile Limón, cold
Tajín® Mild Hot Sauce, for serving (optional)
Pineapple chunks, lime wedges and Fresno chilies for garnish
Four 16 oz Pilsner Beer Glasses
In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, add the sugar, water, and Tajín®. Mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer until the sugar is fully dissolved. Set aside to cool. You can keep any remaining syrup refrigerated for up to 2 weeks to drizzle over fruits or to sweeten other beverages.
For the pineapple limeade, mix the pineapple juice, lime juice and water. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cooled Tajín® simple syrup. Mix well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Thread a pineapple chunk, chili, and lime wedge onto a 3-inch cocktail pick. Repeat until you have four picks.
To rim the glasses:
– 4 tbsp. Tajín® Clásico Seasoning
– 4 tbsp. Tajín® Mild Hot Sauce
– Rim a glass in Tajín® Mild Hot Sauce first, and then in Tajín® Clásico Seasoning. Serve and enjoy
To each glass, add 4 ounces of the pineapple limeade and top off with 8 ounces of beer. If using, add a few drops of Tajín® Mild Hot Sauce and mix. Garnish each with a cocktail pick. Serve and enjoy!
Michelada vs. Chelada
A Michelada is a popular Mexican beer-based beverage. The cocktail has a basic recipe of beer, lime juice, hot sauce, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and the unique blend of flavors and spices and is best served in a chilled glass with a finishing touch of salt around the rim. It’s even simpler version, the Chelada, is a tangy and refreshing option, infusing beer with the irresistible zing of fresh lime juice. Topped off with a salty rim. The standard definition is that the Chelada features lager with lime, whereas the Michelada is like a Bloody Mary made with beer. Both are usually enjoyed during the daytime.