Michelada Cocktail

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This recipe for the Michelada Cocktail is part of a sponsored campaign with TABASCO®. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
Michelada Cocktail Recipe
Michelada Cocktail Recipe

The Michelada cocktail is very popular in Mexico. The name Michelada is equal to say “My Beer, My Way”. This beer cocktail has a lot of personality and is made in many different ways. Because at the end a Michelada is always made to meet your personal taste buds. And everyone has their own version.

Ingredients for the Michelada Cocktail
Ingredients for the Michelada Cocktail

There are people that like it with tomato juice and lime, others that just want it with lime juice and salt, and others like me, that enjoy it with few drops of Worcestershire sauce, freshly squeezed lime juice, chamoy, and lots of TABASCO® original red sauce.

Michelada Cocktail Recipe

Michelada Cocktail

Chef Adriana Martin
The Michelada cocktail is very popular in Mexico. The name Michelada is equal to say "My Beer, My Way". This beer cocktail has a lot of personality, cheers!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Beverage, Cocktail
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 2 drinks


  • 2 iced cold beers either lager or amber
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of TABASCO® original red sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of chamoy in powder
  • 1/2 of a lime


  • Using half of a lime wet the rim of the glass and then dust with the chamoy powder
  • Add ice to two tall glasses, then add equal parts of lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, TABASCO® original red sauce.
  • Finally pour the beer of yoru choice and enjoy!
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You can prepare the Michelada with either lager or amber beers. Both go great with the added ingredients and are very refreshing. A Michelada cocktail never fails when the weather is hot and you are in party mode or organizing a taquiza at home. This cocktail is the perfect pairing for tacos too.

Making Micheladas
Making Micheladas

In Mexico, a Michelada cocktail never fails to be part of the menu. But now with my recipe, you can make your own Michelada Cocktail at home. The trick to achieving a tasty Michelada is to use freshly squeezed lime juice and the beer must be cold as ice.

Refreshing Micheladas, perfect pairing for a taquiza
Refreshing Micheladas, the perfect pairing for a taquiza

Using TABASCO® for the Michelada is a tradition among many bartenders and cocktail crafters. So when making your own michelada at home do not forget this important ingredient that not only adds another dimension of flavor but a nice spicy kick.

Refreshing Michelada Cocktail made with beer, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce and TABASCO
Refreshing Michelada Cocktail made with beer, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and TABASCO®

Many people like using TABASCO® as a condiment, but it’s a great ingredient that adds much flavor to my recipes. I always have it handy for many of the dishes I make. Not only the Michelada cocktail but TABASCO® sauces are great for marinades and also for adding a kick to pasta sauces. Like my Chipotle Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe so good!

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Moop Brown

5 stars
This cocktail looks really great and combines a bunch of my favorite flavors including Tabasco.


5 stars
We use this hot sauce at home in our food but I’ve never ventured into using it in drinks yet. This drink sounds delicious, thank you for giving me another use for my Tabasco sauce!


5 stars
I love trying new cocktails! This one looks absolutely delicious, going to make it this weekend 😉


5 stars
Oh Adriana, you have outdone yourself yet again! This looks amazing and so full of fun! This is perfect for a party or get-together when you want to add a bit of zest to it!

The drink looks so refreshing and I know my friends would LOVE this (I’m not a beer drinker sadly)! I can’t wait to make this for them!


5 stars
What a fun recipe! You are right, this does have a lot of personality! YUM!!

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