Classic Michelada Recipe (Mexican Drink)

Classic Michelada Recipe: Popular Spicy & Tongue-Ticking Mexican drink to completely please your taste-buds.

Classic Michelada Recipe – Easy to Make Refreshing Mexican Drink

We have both alcohol and non-alcohol version.Classic-Michelada-Recipe

If you’ve been following my blog, then you might be aware of my love for Mexican Cuisine!!!

And here’s another mouth-watering drink recipe to add to my Mexican collection –   Classic Michelada Recipe – Easy to Make Refreshing Mexican Drink.

It’s a perfect combination to Beat-the-Heat any day or just your casual Friday night quick drinks with friends/family.

And if you are someone, who doesn’t like too much time prepping or making things, then this recipe is just what you need !!!

As it has the style, taste and the effect you want and all you need is just 5 minutes 😉

Michelada - Easy to Make Refreshing Mexican Drink

So are you wondering – ‘What is this Michelada?

It’s a very popular Mexican drink that’s made using:

Tomato Juice (preferably fresh)

Lime Juice

 Mix of Hot+Pepper Sauces


The classic Michelada recipe is served in a salt+chili mix rimmed glass and that’s exactly how we are doing it today.

Some recipes are also made using ‘Clamato Juice’ (tomato juice+water+spices+clam broth) instead of tomato juice, so you definitely have tons of options to play around.

But here, we are just making a classic version two ways – one with beer and one without.


As the temperature hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit for us this week, this Classic Michelada Recipe was the perfect thirst quencher and yes we guzzled both the beer and non-beer version.

Now, since, it’s a Mexican drink, I’m using a Mexican beer, however, any light-medium beer is good.

Also, with just 5 minutes needed to make this spicy treat, it’s absolutely customizable, you can make it less tomatoey, more beer….ish  or less/spicier.

I’ve even made a version with cooked shrimp on top and it goes really well with the spiciness of the drink.

:: TIP ::

Alway’s add the BEER when you’re Ready to Server the Drink for BEST RESULTS.

(Please don’t mix everything and store as the beer in it will run flat within few minutes).

Classic Michelada Recipe


:: More Drinks to Try ::


Mango Jalapeno Margarita


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Yields 4 Glass

Michelada – Easy to Make Refreshing Mexican Drink

Easy to make refreshing Mexican Drink made using tomato juice and few other ingredients. Two way's to prepare it.

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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2 Cups Tomato Juice - homemade or store bought

2 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce

1 Tsp Red Chili Sauce - can use tabasco sauce too

2 Tsp Lime Juice

2 Cans Mexican Beer - you can use any other light beer too

2 Cans Soda - if making non-alcohol version

-- To Rim the Glass --


1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder

1 Lemon Wedge

-- For Decoration --

1 Small Tomato - chopped

1 Lemon - thinly sliced in circular shape

1 Small Jalapeno - thinly chopped in circular shape

4 Toothpick


  1. In a medium jar/bowl, mix tomato juice, worcestershire sauce, chili sauce and lime juice. Keep aside.
  2. -- To Rim the Glass --
  3. In a flat plate, mix salt + red chili powder
  4. Take the lemon wedge and rub it around the outer circle of the glass rim.
  5. Now, roll the rim of the glass in the salt+chili mix, to evenly quote the rim.
  6. Keep aside or in fridge.
  7. -- To Make Beer infused Michelada--
  8. Pour the tomato mix half way in the rimmed glasses (makes 4 glass).
  9. Pour the beer over it and give it a quick stir.
  10. Take 1 toothpick, add chopped tomato piece and jalapeno.
  11. Place the toothpick decoration over the rim of the glasses.
  12. Complete the process till all glasses are made.
  13. Serve Immediately
  14. -- To Make Non-Alcohol Michelada--
  15. Pour the tomato mix half way in the rimmed glasses (makes 4 glass).
  16. Pour the soda over it and give it a quick stir.
  17. Take 1 toothpick, add chopped tomato piece and jalapeno.
  18. Place the toothpick decoration over the rim of the glasses.
  19. Complete the process till all glasses are made.
  20. Serve Immediately



111 cal


2 g


24 g


5 g
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6 Replies to "Classic Michelada Recipe (Mexican Drink)"

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  • kita September 9, 2016 (7:40 pm)
    Just wanted to swing by and tell you this looks awesome! Making it and toasting you this weekend :)
    • Molly Kumar September 10, 2016 (7:30 am)
      Aweee, Thanks Kita - I'm so glad to see your message and Hope you enjoy the drink as much as we do - Hugs, Molly
  • Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy September 9, 2016 (12:00 pm)
    Oh that looks delicious Molly! Thanks for posting a non-alcoholic version too! Now everyone can enjoy it! :)
    • Molly Kumar September 10, 2016 (7:43 am)
      Thanks Tina, Do give them a try soon - Hugs :)

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