Michelada Recipes – Welcome to Mexico in a Frosty Mug

Welcome to my collection of michelada recipes . I love this Mexican concoction, and you will too. A Michelada is a Mexican drink made with beer, lime juice, sauces, salt and spices. It can also contain Clamato Juice.michelada recipes

Brewing companies are even bottling variations of the cocktail. Miller has the Miller Chill. Budweiser has the Bud Light Lime, and if you like Clamato, the Chelada. I suggest you steer clear of these terrible abominations. They are horrible and may keep you from ever trying a real michelada. You are best off choosing your favorite blonde or amber Mexican beer and mixing your own. Its is super easy and delicious.

A Michelada is served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. There are many recipe variations of this drink throughout Mexico and Latin America along with the many additional variations we now have in the united states. The drink can consist of any mix of the following ingredients. 

Michelada with Clamato

Beer – Preforably Mexican

Citrus – At least 2 whole small limes or lemons

Sauces – Clamato, Jugo Maggi, Salsa Inglesa, Worcestershire Sauce, Soy Sauce, Bloody Mary Mix, Goya Botanita, Tobasco, Valentina Salsa Picante, Buffalo Hot Sauce and more.

Seasonings – Salt, Chili Powder, Tajin (ta-heen), Celery Salt and more.

There are about as many michelada recipes as there are stars in the sky.

On the next few pages you will be introduced to my many Michelada recipes. Keep in mind that these recipes can, and should to be adjusted to your particular taste. Just as everyone has a thier favorite Bloody Mary recipes, everyone should have their own Michelada recipes. So experiment, and when you create your favorite mixture please post it here to share with everyone.

Basic Michelada Recipe
Serves 4
The basic of all michelada recipes. You can adapt from here...
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 4 12 oz. Bottles of Mexican Beer ( Modelo Especial)
  2. 2 Cups Clamato (Optional)
  3. 12 Splashes Hot Sauce
  4. 8 splashes of Salsa Inglesa (can substitute Worcestershire sauce)
  5. 8 splashes of Maggi (can substitute soy sauce)
  6. 4 Large Limes Juiced
  7. Tajín seasoning (or salt) for the rim
  1. Place 3 tablespoons of the Tajin seasoning on a small plate. Run a slice of lime around 4 glasses and turn the glasses upside down in the seasoning to rim the glasses.
  2. Combine all other ingredients (except beer) into a small pitcher or large glass.
  3. Pour 1/3 of the mixture into a frosty mug or ice filled glass.
  4. Top with 1 bottle of beer.
  5. Repeat 3 more times.
  1. This serves 4 or 1 four times!
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Try These Michelada Recipes

Authentic Michelada Recipe

Authentic Mexican Michelada

My Best Recipe

Clamato Michelada

Cajun Michelada

Mambo Michelada Recipe


11 comments on “Michelada Recipes – Welcome to Mexico in a Frosty Mug
  1. Brodey Sheppard says:

    Great recipe!

  2. Jack Clark says:

    These recipes look terrific! Thanks.

    For convenience, instead of hauling all the ingredients out every time I want a single Michelada, I’ve been making my own Michelada mix:

    24 oz. lime juice. (Surprisingly, bottled lime juice is good, and I don’t know how long
    fresh lime juice would keep.)
    2 oz. Worcestershire sauce
    1 oz. Soy sauce
    1 oz. Tabasco or Chulula sauce (your choice)
    2 tsp. Tejin (or to your taste)
    2 tsp. salt (or to your taste)
    2 tsp. black pepper (or to your taste)

    Put a funnel in a clean quart-sized bottle. Add all the ingredients to funnel, adding the lime juice last so as to clear all the other ingredients down the funnel. Keep refrigerated.

    To use, run a little lime juice (or the mix itself) around the rim of a 16-oz. glass and coat with salt or Tejin, if you wish. Add ice to about 1/3 full. Add one oz. of mix. Add 12 oz. of beer (Modelo Especial, Bohemia, or your choice). Quick stir.

  3. Stephanie Brennan says:

    Just tried a Michelada yesterday in Cozumel. We want to the store and purchased a lot of the ingredients to take back to the Lake of the Ozarks.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. mehalaliel says:

    I use this recipe:
    hot chili ( ground ) Add: lemon or lime wedge
    sea salt clamato or v-8 to taste
    dried lemon peel ( ground ) Plain beer and just the spice is also good.
    garlic powder
    bay leaf ( ground )
    sesame seeds ( ground )
    cane sugar

  5. Jenny says:

    My husband and I drink these religiously. We have our own several variations of them but tend to stick to the version that we had as kids. Some regular clamato, a splash of tomato juice, couple taps of tapatio, habanero powder, pepper, salt & chili powder on the rim. Sometimes we garnish with olives & or celery. By the 6th or 7th… We normally just add tapatio & clamato, which tastes great as well! 😉 enjoy!

  6. Daryll says:

    I have tried the commercially available Michelada. They taste terrible. I simply hated them. It is better to mix ingredients and prepare it at home. it is easy and does not take much time.

  7. Christopher says:

    A lot of variations of Michelada are available each one with its distinct taste. Anyone can create their own recipes by adding more ingredients. It all depends on your creativity and taste. thanks for this lovely recipe.

  8. Erwin says:

    Oh, Michelada. I remember while in Mexico, every day I used to have it. I liked the taste of sauces that are put in it. please share the recipes. I am looking forward to preparing for myself and my family members.

  9. Kathy says:

    Looking forward to gourmet delight. I have tried Michelada while touring Mexico and loved it. I hope I will be able to prepare it nicely and have a treat on summer evenings.

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