Spicy Mexican Michelada

This zesty combination of beer and spices comes in under 200 calories, and pairs perfectly with carnitas.

Michelada Cocktail and Lobster and Beef Shredded Carnitas
 James Wojcik

We’ll admit, the mix of ingredients in this low-calorie version of the classic Michelada cocktail may sound a bit strange, but combined they work together to create a nuanced, spicy, and all-around great-tasting savory cocktail.

Not to mention, this flavor-packed cocktail will pair perfectly with these delicious (and high-protein) shredded beef and lobster “carnitas”—it’s a combination that’ll satisfy your craving for Mexican food, without wrecking your diet.

Recipe by Chef James Briscione and Anthony Caporale of the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC.

Prep time

5 min.

  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Celery salt
  • 1 oz beef stock
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash Tabasco
  • 12 oz Negra Modelo

Rim a pint glass with lime juice, then dip in the celery salt.

Fill with ice and add beef stock, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco. 

Stir well, then add Negra Modelo.