Whole ’Lada Love

Five Micheladas Worth a Look

No disrespect to mimosas and Bloody Marys, but sometimes you need something that’s spiked with tequila but won’t result in judgmental glances when ordered at 10:30 in the morning. Enter these things: five not-your-average micheladas, presented for educational purposes only. Nah, kidding, you can totally drink them.

The Cowboy-chelada

The <em>Cowboy-chelada</em>

Where: Bolsa.
Made with: Oh, just some menudo-spiced tequila. Also: Ancho Reyes chili liqueur, Zing Zang and lemon juice, topped with Lone Star.
Pairs well with: A refill.

Bolsa, 614 W Davis St, 214-943-1883

The Smoke Michelada

The Smoke Michelada

Where: Smoke.
Made with: Beer, a tomato-guajillo-ancho-Worcestershire-pickle-juice mix, lime and a bunch of barbecue spices.
Pairs well with: Smoked meat and lots of it.

Smoke, 901 Fort Worth Ave, 214-393-4141

The Piña Chelada

The <em>Piña Chelada</em>

Where: Urban Taco.
Made with: Pick a beer. Then in goes pineapple, lime and tomato juice, plus some house-blend seasoning. Throw in a shot of mezcal if you dare. Oh, you dare.
Pairs well with: Tacos, we’d wager.

Urban Taco, 3411 McKinney Ave, 214-922-7080, and 5331 E Mockingbird Ln, Ste 125, 214-823-4723

The Off-Menu Michelada

The Off-Menu Michelada

Where: Komali.
Made with: Beer, tomato-chipotle sangrita, Maggi seasoning and lime. It’s not on the menu, but if you ask nicely, this charming thing will appear before you.
Pairs well with: Asking nicely. Probably some migas, too.

Komali, 4152 Cole Ave, Ste 106, 214-252-0200

The Mex Trinity

The <em>Mex Trinity</em>

Where: CBD Provisions.
Made with: It’s a bottle of Baja Cabotella beer, plus a shot of tequila and a shot of housemade sangrita. Sip them together for a deconstructed take on a michelada.
Pairs well with: An empty bar stool and nowhere to be.

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