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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The Michelada is a spicy Mexican beer cocktail made with tomato juice, lime, and hot sauce! Light and refreshing, it’s got a salty, spiced rim.


  • 12-ounce Mexican lager beer
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) salsa juice (strained from a jar of salsa) or tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (like Cholula)
  • For the rim: 1 tablespoon Old Bay (purchased or homemade), 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice!)


  1. On a plate, mix the Old Bay, chili powder and celery salt and spread it into an even layer. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of seasonings.
  2. In the glass, stir together the lime juice, salsa juice (use a fine-mesh strainer to strain out salsa juice from a few spoonfuls of salsa), Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
  3. Fill the glass with ice. Top with the beer and stir gently.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Michelada