Chelada Cocktail Recipe

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Chelada Cocktail Recipe

The combination of Mexican beer with lime has long been a favorite. If you are ready to step beyond stuffing your Corona bottle with a lime wedge, then you have to give this easy chelada recipe a try. It has all of the same great flavors, but it is more of a properly mixed drink than a dressed-up beer.

This simple and refreshing drink was provided by Crown Imports. They handle the U.S. imports for Grupo Modelo whose beers include popular Mexican brands such as​ Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, and Pacifico. Any of these brands would be a good choice for making an authentic Mexican chelada, though any light lager style of beer will do. Why not try a locally brewed beer?

Prep time: 3 Minutes

Nutrition: 188 Calories

Servings: 1


  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • Coarse salt (or Tajin)
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle light lager
  • Lime wedge, garnish


  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Rub lime juice on the rim of a large, tall glass and salt the rim or use Tajin.
  3. Fill with ice and add the lime juice.
  4. Top off with the beer.
  5. Garnish with the lime wedge. Enjoy.

Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails

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