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The Absolute Best Hangover Cure

Order a Michelada Instead of a Bloody Mary

Oftentimes, when people think about curing a hangover with a little hair of the dog, they think that Bloody Marys are the best option. While they are a good option, they’re certainly not the best and that’s because Micheladas are.

Why Micheladas Are Better

First of all, it’s important to understand what the differences are between the two by knowing what goes in each beverage. A Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary’s are generally made with the following ingredients

  • Vodka (to booziness preference)

  • Tomato Juice

  • Worcestershire

  • Horseradish

  • Lemon Juice

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Hot Sauce (To spicy preference)

And any garnish your little heart desires. From celery stalk to an entire burger (trust us we’ve seen it done), these days, you can have just about whatever you’d like to pair with this classic beverage.

“What’s the difference between a Bloody Mary and a Michelada?”

We’re so glad you asked. Micheladas

Micheladas are made with a crisp mexican lager, spices and tomato juice. You’ll generally see a recipe like this:

  • Modelo Especial or Corona

  • Worcesteshire

  • Fresh Lime Juice

  • Clamato

  • Tobascco

  • Salt

These are the ingredients that will bring you back to life. Here’s why and how.

First, let’s talk about beer. When it first got it’s start, it was known as an energy food. Additionally, beer is pretty much the breakfast of alcoholic beverages. Because it’s made with barley and other grains, it’s pretty much cereal, making it a great breakfast beverage.

Secondly, the lime juice in your Michelada is full of vitamin C. This helps to not only boost your immune system, but it neutralizes free radicals, which helps your skin health. Something you desperately need tending to when you’ve survived a night of heavy drinking.

Also, let’s not forget about the wonderful concoction that is Worcestershire sauce. It’s chock full of vitamin B6 which helps build red blood cells and also helps with nervous system function. On top of that, it’s got antioxidants, vitamin C and the ever-elusive vitamin K which protects against bone loss. Finally, it has niacin which is great for digestion.

Hot Sauce

Did you know spicy foods are great for you? Not only do they help you get a sweat on, but they are great for your metabolism. According to multiple studies, the chilis in hot sauce reduce your appetite, helping your burn faster and eat less while also fighting cancer with the capsaicin that chilis produce from their seeds.

Are You Salty?

Probably not, because this beverage will improve your hangover, thus improving your mood. But when it comes to the salt in your Michelada, you can bet you’re going to reap some benefits. After a night of heavy drinking, you’ve lost a ton of salt. The amount of salt found in a delicious Michelada will help you to replenish that loss and lead to an improvement in the way you feel. As you gain more salt content in your body, you also gain more electrolytes which is like hydration to the max.

Why It Matters

You might notice that the difference between a Michelada and a Bloody Mary is very slight, but it’s not the ingredients that matter at face value, it’s the ingredients that will negatively affect your health. Oftentimes, Bloody Mary’s are created with a pre-made mixture, full of syrup, chemicals and preservatives. A Michelada is more dependable because you’re getting a freshly made beverage rather than an unhealthy concoction of who knows what. Especially at Los Tarascos where every ingredient in the Michelada is fresh, real, and delicious. In fact, the authenticity of our Michelada recipe comes from Mexico itself and is used on the beaches there.

Where can I get my hands on this delicious beverage? We love your curiosity.

Your Favorite Mexican Restaurant

Obviously there’s no better Mexican restaurant in Fort Collins to enjoy a Michelada at than Los Tarascos where you can pair it with our amazing chorizo chilaquiles for an even better shot at killing your hangover.

If you’re a planner like we are, then expect to spend your morning (or most likely your afternoon) recovering with a Michelada at our famous tequila bar. Experience flavor, service, and fun like none other, and rejuvenate yourself from ringing in the New Year at the best Mexican restaurant in town. We both know you’ll need it.

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