Michelada Cocktail Recipe

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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 is 4 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

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

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Michelada Cocktail Recipe 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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