National Michelada Day

Celebrating Mexican Cerveza Preparada Drink called "Michelada" on Michelada Day (Observed Every July 12th)

National Michelada Day is always celebrated on the 12th of July each year. During this day, people take advantage of the opportunity to taste and drink the thirst-quenching michelada, which is made from a combination of beer, lime juice, spices, assorted sauces, chili peppers, and tomato juice. Michelada is served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. If your favorite beverage is the michelada, then this celebration is the perfect day for you to enjoy and indulge yourself in it.

About National Michelada Day

The National Michelada Day is the day of celebrating Michelada, a Mexican cerveza or alcoholic drink. Long have people enjoyed and loved drinking this special kind of mix drink. During this special day of celebration, people throw parties where they get to indulge themselves in michelada. People also try to make their best versions of michelada for themselves.

What is Michelada or Chelada? Michelada is a flavorful drink made from blending beer with spices and sauces. It is often added with lime and sometimes, tomato juice. It is actually a versatile drink because different ingredients can be combined to create different flavors of it.

Michelada Day


The history of the National Michelada Day can be traced back to when michelada was created as a drink.

Origin of Michelada

There are some theories as to how the michelada cocktail originated. Some people say that the drink’s name came from the contraction of the phrase “mi chela helada” which means “ice-cold beer”. When it comes to the creation of this cocktail, some accounts say that it was Michel Esper, a member of a club called Club Deportivo Potosino, who created the drink. The club is located in San Luis Potosi. Club members started to say “la limonada de Michel” to ask for the drink he made. And with that, the term evolved in michelada.

What is Chelada?

A related popular drink in Mexico is called chelada which is composed of a light-bodied beer blended with lime juice and served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. This is the most refreshing version of michelada. It also goes down very easily especially during the hot summer days. It also has a lot of varieties, depending on the blend made by the bartender or drinker. Varieties are made by combining additional ingredients such as Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, hot sauce, powdered chile piquin, Maggi seasoning, salt, chamoy, plums, and soy sauce among others.

Origin of the National Michelada Day

Unfortunately, even with extensive research on the holiday, we still cannot pinpoint how exactly the National Michelada Day started or even who founded this event. But even so, we can make a good guess as to why this event started. Perhaps some people thought that people all over the world have come to love Michelada that they think it deserves a special day dedicated to it.

When Celebrated

This holiday is always celebrated on July 12 every year. This means that the upcoming National Michelada Day will be celebrated on July 12.

Why Celebrate

The following are the main reasons why you should participate in the celebration of the National Michelada Day:

To Enjoy This Drink

First main reason why you should celebrate the National Michelada Day is for you to be able to enjoy this special drink. No wonder why this drink is very popular all over the world. It is just simply an amazing cocktail. Hence, you are given the opportunity to indulge yourself in this wonderful drink all day long during this holiday.

To Party with Your Friends

Another good reason why you should participate in the celebration of this day is that you are also given the opportunity to party with your friends as you all enjoy drinking Michelada.

To Know More Varieties of Michelada

You should also celebrate this day if you want to discover more varieties of michelada. You have the time to research everything about this drink and experiment with different ingredients to create many variations of this cocktail.


Celebration Ideas & Activities

The following are some good ideas on how you can make your celebration of the National Michelada Day as best as it can be:

Make an Authentic Michelada

It would be really good to celebrate this day by making your own michelada. To do that, follow the instructions below:

  • Choose a glassware where you can serve michelada.
  • Chill the glass until it is ice cold.
  • Put some lime at the rim of the glass.
  • Dip the rim of the glass into salt.
  • Add some spices into the rim. Any spice of your choice will do but try to use the ones usually used for making Michelada.
  • Pour in ½ oz of Mambo Chelada Mix.
  • Pour beer over the rest of the glass to complete your drink.
  • Enjoy and indulge yourself in this tasty treat.

Party With Your Friends With Michelada

Another good way of celebrating this day is to party with your friends with michelada as your main drink. For sure, you will be able to have a good time with all these people you enjoy hanging out the most.

Celebrate on Social Media

You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #NationalMicheladaDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this day.

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