Michelada Cocktail Recipe

Michelada Cocktail Recipe

A michelada originally developed as a way to enjoy fresh lime juice and a dash of salt with beer, a common Mexican practice. A beer cocktail can include various savory ingredients such as Maggi or a soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce mixture, such as the concept of a basic beer cocktail evolved over the years. There is nearly as many Michelada beer cocktail recipes as there are bartenders nowadays. Use this simple recipe as a guide for creating your own.


  • To replace the soy and Worcestershire sauces, sprinkle a few shakes of the Maggi liquid seasoning on top. Then add some Clamato juice to the mixture (clam broth and tomato juice with spices).
  • Get rid of the salted rim on the glass. Make the cocktail itself a little saltier by mixing a small amount of salt in.
  • If you want to end the purist phase for a while, try making your beer with just lime juice and salt. This variation in Mexico is called chelada.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Michelada Cocktail Recipe cocktail is 4 out of 10.

Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Michelada Cocktail Recipe cocktail is 216 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Michelada Cocktail Recipe cocktail is 5 minutes.

Tools needed

  • saucer


  • beer glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 cold bottle of beer (preferably a dark Mexican beer)
  • 1 to 2 dashes hot chili sauce (such as Tabasco, Tapatio, or Cholula)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 to 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 2 dashes soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup coarse salt (for rim)
  • 1 lime wedge (for garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • For the rim, spread a layer of salt on a saucer.
  • With a chilled beer, wet it's rim by running a lime wedge around it.
  • Dip the rim of the glass in the salt, rolling it until the entire circumference is covered.
  • For the drink, fill the beer glass about halfway with ice.
  • Add the lime juice, chili sauce, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Stir it well.
  • Slowly pour the beer into the glass.
  • Balance the lime wedge on the edge of the glass.
  • Serve the cocktail immediately and enjoy.

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