The Ultimate Michelada Recipe

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If you’re a fan of the classic Bloody Mary and love exploring new cocktail recipes, the Michelada is your next go-to drink.

Combining the robust flavors of a Bloody Mary with the crispness of a Mexican lager, the Michelada offers a tantalizing mix of tastes that are perfect for any summer gathering or a sunny Father’s Day celebration.

Let’s dive into the details of selecting the best ingredients and how to skillfully combine them to craft the perfect Michelada.

Choosing Your Ingredients

Selecting the Right Beer

The base of any good Michelada starts with the right beer. Opt for a Mexican lager like Modelo, Corona, Sol, or Tecate. These lagers are strong enough to hold their own against the rich flavors of tomato juice.

Tomato Juice: Clamato or Bloody Mary Mix

You can choose traditional Clamato for a touch of umami flavor, or go for a Bloody Mary mix if you prefer additional spices. Either option adds a delightful depth to the Michelada, enhancing its overall taste profile.

Preparing Your Michelada

Essential Preparations

Start by juicing fresh limes — the freshness really elevates the drink. You’ll need about 1/4 ounce of lime juice per Michelada, and don’t forget extra lime wedges for garnishing and rimming your glasses.

Rimming the Glass

Rimming your glass with Tajin is a must for that extra kick. If Tajin isn’t available, a mix of salt and chili powder can be a good substitute.

Simply run a lime wedge around the rim of your glass and then dip it into the Tajin to coat.

Mixing the Drink

In an ice-filled glass, add Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, hot sauce (adjust to your spice preference), and lime juice.

Fill the glass halfway with your choice of tomato juice and top it off with the Mexican lager. Stir gently to combine all the flavors.

Serving Your Michelada

Garnish your drink with a lime wedge, and it’s ready to serve! This drink is not only a breeze to prepare but also a surefire way to impress your guests or that special someone on Father’s Day.


The Michelada is a splendid choice for anyone looking to add a twist to their cocktail repertoire. Lighter than a Bloody Mary but equally satisfying, this drink captures the essence of summer with every sip.

It’s the perfect blend of spicy, salty, and sour, complemented by the smoothness of lager. Whether you’re relaxing by the pool or hosting a Father’s Day brunch, a Michelada can elevate your beverage game and leave everyone refreshed and impressed.

Give it a try and enjoy a burst of flavor that’s as exciting as it is refreshing.

Happy Father’s Day Weekend!


Mexican Lager, Tomato Juice, Lime, Worcestershire, Soy, and Hot Sauce mixed in one absolutely refreshing cocktail!
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 2


  • 1 Juicer


  • 1 12 oz Mexican Lager Beer Such as Modelo, Corona, Sol or Tecate
  • 1 Cup Clamato or Bloody Mary Mix
  • 1/4 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce per drink
  • 1/4 Tsp Soy Sauce per drink
  • 3 Drops Hot Sauce per drink
  • 1/4 Oz Fresh Lime Juice Juice from 1/2 Lime

Rim and Garnish

  • 2 TB Tajin
  • 1 Wedge Lime to run around rim
  • 1 Wedge Lime to Garnish


  • Rim glasses with Tajin the fill with ice
  • Add Worcestershire, Soy, Hot Sauce and the Fresh Lime Juice
  • Fill just under half way with Bloody Mary Mix then fill to the top with Lager
  • One beer should be enough for two drinks – Garnish with a Lime Wedge & Enjoy!
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