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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 16-ounce beer cocktail
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 48.5g 16% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 2489.6mg 100% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2010
The only changes I made are to use worchestershire sauce and fresh key lime juice instead of lemon and soy sauce. You may also want to try it with an authentic Mexican beers like Modelo Especial or the like. Great way to beat the Texas summertime heat! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/16/2012
I'm reviewing this reluctantly as clearly the submitter and her family and others enjoy this. But this was really not very good and after doing some looking it seems that the proportions are "backwards" from most michelada recipes. This had one part beer to 3 of clamato -- the majority of recipes are showing 1 part clamato to 3 or 4 parts beer! No offense but to me this ended up being bizarre tomato juice rather than a beer cocktail. I think I will try a more "straight" version and honestly I hope someone posts "the usual" version so that there's better representation and choice regarding this drink. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
01/16/2012
I'm reviewing this reluctantly as clearly the submitter and her family and others enjoy this. But this was really not very good and after doing some looking it seems that the proportions are "backwards" from most michelada recipes. This had one part beer to 3 of clamato -- the majority of recipes are showing 1 part clamato to 3 or 4 parts beer! No offense but to me this ended up being bizarre tomato juice rather than a beer cocktail. I think I will try a more "straight" version and honestly I hope someone posts "the usual" version so that there's better representation and choice regarding this drink. Read More
(141)
Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2010
The only changes I made are to use worchestershire sauce and fresh key lime juice instead of lemon and soy sauce. You may also want to try it with an authentic Mexican beers like Modelo Especial or the like. Great way to beat the Texas summertime heat! Read More
(67)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2011
A friend of mine made this for me from scratch using these ingredients back when I first started drinking only she used worchestershire sauce instead of soy and lime juice instead of lemon juice. It's sort of like a Bloody Beer only clammy. It's a must try at least once in your life. I have this at least once a summer. It's an acquired taste but really a great spin on your usual summer drinks. NOTE: You can cut out the middle man and use Bloody Mary Mix if you're low on ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/07/2012
This is actually a Canadian drink originally. Up hear we called it a "Red Eye" Only we use a whole beer fill the remainder of the glass with clamato and spice it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
I used Budweiser and added a shaking of garlic pepper and a splash of lime juice to the current recipe--Ola!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2011
We make one similar to this, but we use worchestershire sauce instead of soy sauce, limes instead of lemons and instead of salt we use cajun seasoning. An oyster bar we go to takes an additional step and adds one raw oyster and one cooked shrimp. It tastes better than it sounds. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2011
I have had many versions of this ranging from just Clamato and beer to this well seasoned and flavored version. What I liked about this was that it tasted like a Bloody Mary but more refreshing and you can definitely drink more of them! i would say that the proportions are a little off - certainly it equals 16 oz which is right for a mug but after you add the ice there is leftover. For two drinks I doubled and mixed all the ingredients for the seasoned tomato juice and split about 60% of it between two mugs that were filled with ice then I had the seasoned juice on the side for the next round! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2011
A friend of mine called these Mean Cerveza's and they also had a bit of Worcestershire sauce in em... Love it Basically a Bloody Mary with beer!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2011
Instead of the soy sauce a little pickled green olive juice or also have tried with a dash of red wine. Along with the lemon or lime and the clamato & dash of tabasco.... proportion to taste. Read More
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