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Michelada is best on warm days and served with lots of ice.
This traditional Mexican drink is a blend of beer, tomato juice, sauces and other ingredients.
There are several versions such as shrimp, with dried meats, and other creative inventions, but here, I’m sharing the original recipe.
If you like Bloody Marys, you gotta try this delicious drink for your next Sunday brunch, Cinco de Mayo celebration, or any day your heart desires.
- Beer – Any beer of your choice works well.
- Tomato Juice – Clamato is a very common brand of tomato juice that is used in Mexico. Or substitute for V8.
- Jugo Maggi – If you can’t find this, add a splash of soy sauce instead or add a few more splashes of Worcheshire sauce.
- Worcestershire Sauce – A good substitute for this sauce is Oyster Sauce. Or omit altogether.
- Lime juice – Fresh is best, but pre-squeezed lime juice in a bottle works too.
- Salt – (Optional) We only need this for the rim. Substitute with chamoy or Tajin.
Many stores nowadays even offer a Michelada Mix where all you need to do is add beer.
- Take a lime and go around the rim of the glass.
- This will work as the glue for the salt.
- Dip the glass in the salt.
Optional: Chamoy and Tajin are also popular ingredients used to coat the rim.
Is a michelada a Bloody Mary?
No but the two are very similar. A michelada is made with beer. Bloody Marys are made with vodka.
- From here, add all the ingredients into a large glass.
- Mix well.
Adjust the ingredients to your liking.
If you like it spicier, add more hot sauce. Want a tangier flavor, add more lime juice.
What beer to use?
Any beer of your liking is fine. Dark beer to light beers, anything goes. Some places will even ask you what beer you’d like to use.
Do Micheladas cure hangovers?
There is no scientific data confirming that this drink cures hangovers. Although, many Mexicans will tell you that they do indeed cure hangovers. That, or they’ll send you to eat menudo.
Why is it called Michelada?
In short, it means “my cold beer.”
The word “mi” means “my.”
The slang word for “beer” in Mexico is “chela.”
If you want to say “cold beer,” you say “una chela helada.”
Put it all together, my cold beer.
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And that’s it, my friends. That’s how you prepare a classic Mexican Michelada.
Serve at brunch or anytime you’re in the mood for a yummy drink. Salud!
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- 1 can or bottle dark Mexican beer
- Dash of Jugo Maggi
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- Dash of hot sauce
- 1/4 cup Clamato
- juice of 1 lime
- handful of ice
- salt for garnish
- Rub the lime on the rim of the beer mug.
- Dip the mug in the salt.
- Add ice, Jugo Maggi, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, Clamato, and lime juice.
- Lastly, add the beer.
- Stir to combine.
- Cheers! Salud.
Omg this is so perfect for summer! I have to try this– when our weather finally gets nice!
Nancy Johnson Horn
I’ll have to try this! It looks so yummy!
Never heard of this before. Will try it with pleasure x
A Michelada is one of my favorite summer drinks. Can’t wait to try out your recipe!
I love a good michelada and this one looks amazing! Perfect to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with.
Couldn’t agree with you more. Cheers!
This looks so good, going to make this on the weekend. Thank you.
You won’t regret it. Such an easy drink to enjoy!
So refreshing and flavorful!
The best combo!
so refreshing! love it!
Thank you. Happy to hear that you liked it. 🙂
This was just perfect for our BBQ!
Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Thank you!
I love the heat in this cocktail!
You and me both. It’s delcious!
precise details and instructions. Delicious recipe
So glad you enjoyed it. Cheers!
Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
Yes. Just in time. 😉 Cheers.
I am looking forward to trying this
I hope you do. You won’t regret it!