Spicy Michelada

spicy michelada

Happy National Hot Sauce Day! Yes, it’s a thing. And to celebrate, I’m sharing a Mexican spicy beer cocktail with you today. This recipe will also be in my new book, Latin Twist: Traditional & Modern Cocktails, which will be published in April, and is available to pre-order. YAY!

Latin Twist Michelada

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 beer (two of my favorite drinks).

chelada 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.

In this video, my co-author Vianney and I show you just how simple they are 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.

And don’t forget to pair these cocktails with some of our favorite appetizers: Mexican Shrimp Cocktail and Queso Fundido.

Spicy Michelada


  • Tajin fruit seasoning
  • ¼ cup ice
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup tomato or vegetable juice (recommend V8)
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash Tabasco
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) amber beer of your choice
  • Celery stalk (optional), for garnish


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

I’d love to see what you cook!

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Disclosure: A special thanks to Tabasco for sponsoring this video. 

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