Easy Spicy Michelada (Mexican Beer Cocktail) + Video

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A classic Mexican beer cocktail, this Spicy Michelada recipe is a lighter version of a bloody mary that’ll go down super easy any time of the day! Now that football season is upon us, you’ll want to save this easy Michelada recipe for all of your viewing parties.

Mexican beer cocktail in two michelada glasses with tabasco and beer on the side      

Have you heard of a Michelada? You might have seen this chelada recipe, which includes fresh lime juice and a Mexican beer. But, a michelada is a tad more complex. Probably the easiest way to describe a traditional michelada is a cross between a Bloody Mary and a red beer (two of my favorite drinks).

This Spicy Michelada recipe is in my cocktail book, Latin Twist: Traditional & Modern Cocktails, and now I’m sharing it with you on the blog. YAY!

rimming a Mexican hand blown glass with Tajin on a plate for a beer cocktail

What is a Michelada?

Micheladas are a popular beer cocktail served throughout Mexico. They are a great way to elevate a Mexican beer with flavorful combinations that include tomato juice, fresh lime juice, and hot sauce for some spice.

This beer cocktail is tangy, refreshing, and spicy with the bold flavor of Tabasco. It is served in a Tajin-rimmed glass and garnished with a celery stalk and a lime slice.

ingredients to make a spicy michelada: Mexican beer modelo, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, V8 and lime

Michelada Ingredients

This super easy beer cocktail requires just a handful of ingredients — V8 (or Clamato), Worcestershire sauce, fresh lime juice, hot sauce, and the Mexican beer of your choice. It’s perfect for your Game Day gatherings.

lime squeezer with fresh lime juice in a tajin rimmed glass with ice for a beer cocktail

Step up your cocktail game by rimming your serving glasses with Tajin, a chili lime salt mixture that is integral to my kitchen, and garnish with a stalk of celery for crunch. 

top down inside glasses of a michelada with celery stalks

In this video, I show you just how simple this beer cocktail recipe is to make. I guarantee these will be a hit for a Super Bowl party. It doesn’t matter which team you’re rooting for — these drinks will go down easy.

Remember to serve these refreshing beer cocktails with your favorite appetizers for a true Game Day treat!

Mexican dress Latina holding a Spicy Michelada in a Mexican hand blown glass with a celery stalk and lime slice as garnish

If you would like more visual stimulation, check out this video of me making a batch of delicious Spicy Micheladas!

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Spicy Michelada

Micheladas are a popular beer cocktail served throughout Mexico and is a great way to elevate a Mexican beer with flavorful combinations that include vegetable juice, lime, and hot sauce for some spice. This beer cocktail is tangy, refreshing, and spicy with the bold flavor of Tabasco. It is served in a Tajin-rimmed glass and garnished with a celery stalk and a lime slice.
two michelada beer cocktails with hot sauce and Mexican beer
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Ingredients

Equipment

  • Lime squeezer
  • Mexican hand-blown glasses

Instructions

  • Moisten rim of a beer glass with a lime wedge. Pour some Tajin fruit seasoning out onto a plate and rub the rim of the glass in the seasoning to coat.
  • Put ice in glass. Pour lime juice, tomato juice, Worcestershire, Tabasco, and beer into the prepared glass and stir. Garnish with a celery stalk. Enjoy before the ice melts.

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Notes

  • If you prefer a spicy Michelada, feel free add extra hot sauce.
  • Don't like V8? Try it with Clamato!
  • You can use Maggi Seasoning instead of Worcestershire sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 41mg, Potassium: 370mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 547IU, Vitamin C: 22mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg

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Photography by Jenna Sparks

Originally published: January 2015. This recipe is also published in Latin Twist: Traditional & Modern Cocktails

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