Michelada (Mexican Beer Bloody Mary)

Michelada is a variation  on the  Bloody Mary with beer  replacing  the traditional vodka, making it a  perfect Mexican oriented brunch cocktail.


By Sue Lau | Palatable  Pastime

Disclaimer:  This post is intended for those readers of legal drinking age for alcohol (age 21+). Please drink responsibly.

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Michelada is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Foodie Extravaganza. We group monthly  posting on the same chosen  topic. This month we have recipes with beer.

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I have been wanting to post a recipe for  a Michelada  for some time. It’s very similar to a Bloody Mary but uses lager beer instead of Vodka for the alcoholic  component.

My husband and I had some fun  making  these together to see  how we preferred them. He likes lime juices with Cholula  hot  sauce and different ratios of clamato  to beer.

I settled on using  lemon  juice  and an Extra-hot  Louisiana hot pepper sauce. These little things can cause great changes in the flavor overall. Especially the hot sauce, which really brings out the intricate flavor.

I would  be  careful with the jugo, which  is  a type of  Maggi  bottled seasoning which has flavors  similar to both soy sauce  and Worcestershire sauce. For that burst of umami flavor. Which is  why you see those pop up  in various Michelada recipes. It is very strong, so use a judicious hand.

The  Tajin seasoning is perfect for salting  the rim of  the glass. However, it is  optional. And  you could opt to use salt instead.

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Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Beverages
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 70 kcal



  • Stir together ingredients and pour over ice in a highball glass.


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Calories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 84mgPotassium: 298mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 512IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword alcoholic drinks
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