A michelada is simply a way to take your favorite lager-style beer in a more savory direction.

Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 serves

To make this beloved beverage, we like to use Corona or Pacifico for the slightly tropical vibes but your favorite American session beer should work just fine. Tajín is a Mexican spice blend consisting mostly of chili powder, lime, and salt. If you can't find it, combine equal parts crushed red pepper flake and lime zest and season to taste with salt. Use it to rim glasses for a spicy take on margaritas, micheladas, or sprinkle over mango or fresh watermelon slices.


  • 2 12-ounce bottles Mexican lager beer (such as Corona)

  • 2 cups Clamato juice

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar-based hot sauce (such as Tabasco or Crystal)

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or gluten-free tamari

  • Mexican fruit seasoning (such as Tajín Clásico) or kosher salt


  1. Stir together beer, clamato juice, lime juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire, and soy sauce in a large pitcher filled with ice. Divide mixture evenly among 4 glasses rimmed with Mexican fruit seasoning.

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