Crown handles the US imports of the Grupo Modelo line which includes brands like Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial and Pacifico. This recipe includes a light lager so, for an authentically Mexican chelada, you can use any of these brands.
While any light lager style will do, as always, I encourage you to seek out a locally brewed beer and try it alongside or instead of nationally distributed beer.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 chelada
- Coarse salt
- Juice from one large lime
- 1 12 oz. bottle light lager (that's light in color and flavor, not necessarily a low-cal beer.)
- Lime wedge for garnish
Odds are you won't empty the bottle so reserve what's left and keep adding as you drink it or just make a second chelada.