Joe's Famous Michelada


This is my husband's recipe for a michelada, a Mexican beer cocktail. He sampled many of them from almost all the Mexican restaurants here in town...and came up with his own way of making them. Now he doesn't even bother ordering them out anymore.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 16-ounce beer cocktail


  • coarse salt for rim of mug, or as needed

  • ice cubes

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®), or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 ½ cups tomato and clam juice cocktail (such as Clamato®), or as needed

  • ½ cup cold beer


  1. Dip the rim of a chilled 1-pint mug or schooner into coarse salt, and fill the mug with ice cubes. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, and soy sauce. Pour in the tomato and clam juice cocktail, top up the mug with beer, and stir gently. As you drink, you can keep topping up your mug with more beer.


We usually prepare this with Miller Lite. A nice cold michelada is great on summer days out by the BBQ grill!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
49g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Sodium 2490mg 108%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 40mg 199%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 424mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.