Michelada Cocktail Recipe


The Michelada Cocktail is a cocktail with beer from Mexico. The Michelada is a cocktail that consists of half beer and the other half a mix of salt, lime juice, tabasco or another chilli sauce, soy or Maggi sauce and Worchester sauce. Traditionally, clamato juice (tomato juice with powdered mussels) is used as a seasoning.


  • Mexican lager beer (Modelo is typical)
  • Clamato (or tomato juice)
  • 3 – 4 dashes Tabasco
  • 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes  of Maggi sauce
  • juice of one lime
  • salt for the rim


  1. Take about a tablespoon of salt and sprinkle it on a small plate. Rub a slice of lime around the rim of the glass and then press the rim in salt to salt the rim.
  2. Fill the glass about ¼ to ⅓ with the Clamato juice.
  3. Add the Tabasco, the lime juice, the Worcestershire sauce, and the Maggi sauce.
  4. Fill the rest with cold beer.
  5. Garnish with a slice of lime.


The origin of the word is unclear. The word Michelada probably comes from the Spanish “mi chela helada” (= my cold beer). There are also rumors about a Mexican general Augusto Michel at the time of the Mexican Revolution, who mixed the indigenous spices of Mexico with beer and is said to have given the drink his name. In Mexico, the Michelada cocktail became particularly popular in the 1940s.


  1. Modelo beer| USA | UK | Germany
  2. Clamato | USA | UK | Germany
  3. Worchestershire sauce | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  4. Tabasco | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  5. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*