Spice up your summer with a homemade Michelada

May 2, 2024

As the temperatures rise and the sun hangs high in the sky, there’s nothing quite like a refreshing drink to beat the heat. Enter the Michelada, a beloved Mexican cocktail that’s equal parts zesty, tangy, and oh-so-satisfying. This concoction of beer, lime juice, tomato juice, and spices is the perfect blend of flavors to elevate your summer sipping experience. So, grab your ingredients and get ready to shake up your own Michelada at home!


  • 1 bottle of your favorite Mexican beer (such as Corona or Modelo)
  • 1 lime, plus extra wedges for garnish
  • 4 ounces of tomato juice
  • 2 dashes of hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • Tajin seasoning or chili powder (for rimming the glass)
  • Ice cubes


  • Prepare Your Glass: Start by rimming a chilled glass with Tajin seasoning or chili powder for an extra kick of flavor. Simply run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass, then dip it into the seasoning until fully coated.
  • Squeeze the Lime: Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice from one half into the prepared glass. Save the other half for garnish.
  • Add Spices: To the glass, add the hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Adjust the amount of hot sauce according to your preference for heat.
  • Mix It Up: Use a spoon or cocktail stirrer to mix the ingredients well, ensuring that the spices are evenly distributed.
  • Add Tomato Juice: Pour the tomato juice into the glass, stirring gently to combine with the other ingredients.
  • Add Ice: Fill the glass with ice cubes to chill the mixture and keep it refreshing.
  • Top It Off: Carefully pour the Mexican beer into the glass, allowing it to mix with the spicy tomato mixture. Leave a little room at the top to prevent overflow.
  • Garnish and Serve: Garnish your Michelada with a lime wedge for an extra burst of citrus flavor. For an added touch of flair, you can also add a celery stalk, pickled jalapeño, or cucumber slice.

Stir to combine all the flavors, then enjoy your homemade Michelada.

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