Traditional Mexican 'Red Beer' made with tomato juice and assorted spices.

Total Time: 5 minutes


According to Wikipedia, a michelada is a Mexican cerveza preparada made with beer, lime juice, and assorted sauces, spices, and peppers. It's traditionally served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. Some people in Mexico believe micheladas are a good remedy for hangovers.

All of that sounds good to me!


I used to love bloody marys, until an incident at the movies back-in-the-day has prevented me from drinking them… until now… or at least this version of a bloody mary, michelada, Mexican red beer thing. It reminds me of a bloody mary and it's made of similar ingredients. The taste, though, is different than a bloody mary and probably the reason that I am able to drink this and still cannot stomach a regular bloody mary.


I originally heard of a michelada from my husband. He had gone on a trip and while waiting in the airport for the flight he was in the bar, of course, and saw someone order a michelada. He was intrigued and decided to order one for himself.Β He loved the drink but not the price, $8 for just one. When he came home from the trip he told me about it and we tried to replicate the recipe here at home. I have to say, I think we did a pretty great job of replication and if not then this drink still tastes amazing and I'll drink it any day.

Michelada - Mexican Red Beer

Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 servings


  • 2 Mexican beers
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp Maggi Seasoning
  • lime wedges
  • salt for glass rim


  1. Add all ingredients into a pitcher and stir gently until combined.
  2. Add salt to shallow dish. Rub rims of pint glass with lime wedge and dip in salt mixture. Fill glass with ice, add michelada mixture, and garnish with lime wedge.
  3. Serve immediately.

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  1. Oh my goodness. I just love, love, love the way you photographed this. Not to mention it’s hot and humid and instead of being smart like you and having an ice cold beer, Mexican bloody mary, michelada, I’m sipping red wine. This needs to be on the summer list of things to try!

    1. Agreed! I wasn’t a huge fan at first… but they are definitely starting to grow on me. Much more than the Bloody Caesars that the hubby still loves to drink.

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