Micheladas: Giving us life this summer

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According to Fernando Lopez aka the Michelada Papi, the drink is basically lime and salt. Photo credit: Kristene Garcia/I Love Micheladas

Fernando Lopez, founder of I Love Micheladas, is referred to as the Michelada Papi. Growing up between Oaxaca and Los Angeles, he explains that acidity, salt, and a Mexican lager are the foundations of a Michelada and any town in Mexico will have one bar claiming to have invented the beer cocktail. The spicy, savory and umami quality can come from tomato juice, soy sauce, barbecue sauce, ketchup, or pickle juice - the key is balance. He spoke with Richard Parks III in this excerpt from “Richard’s Famous Food Podcast.”

Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia