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Test Kitchen Approved

Michelada (Mexican Beer Cocktail)

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


4 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

A Mexican take on a Bloody Mary. Perfect for beer and brunch lovers alike!


For rimming glasses:

1 lime, cut into 4 wedges

4 (12 oz.) cocktail glasses

For cocktails:

1 lime, cut into 4 wedges

1 small jalapeno, cut into 8 slices (optional)

8 oz. Clamato (or tomato juice)

2 (12 oz.) lager beers (preferably Mexican, like Tecate, Corona, or Pacifico)

ice cubes

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Makrut Lime Sea Salt

    Most countries have dishes in which lime is an essential ingredient. Makrut lime leaves are indigenous to Southeast Asia, though many trees now thr...

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  • Honey Powder

    Honey powder, like liquid honey, can be used as a sweetener or flavoring. In powder form, the consistency is much easier to maintain, making it per...

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  • Jalapeño Chile Powder

    Native to Mexico, jalapeños were named after Jalapa, the capital city of Veracruz. Although they are still grown in Mexico where they are also know...

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  • Chilean Merquen Seasoning

    Our Chilean Merquen Seasoning is similar to traditional Merken spice seasoning. This merquen blend combines dried and smoked aji cacho de cabra (go...

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  • Worcestershire Sauce

    Say hello to your new secret ingredient! Our Worcestershire Sauce is vegan and gluten-free so everyone can enjoy it. Worcestershire Sauce is common...

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For rimming glasses: Mix Makrut Lime Sea Salt, Honey Powder, and Jalapeno Chile Powder (if using) together in a wide bowl; break up any chunks of Honey Powder so mixture is somewhat smooth. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a glass to coat with lime juice. Dip the rim into the salt mixture and swirl around to coat. Squeeze the juice that remains from the lime wedge into the glass and throw in the wedge. Repeat with remaining glasses.

For cocktails: In a glass measuring cup or cocktail shaker, add juice from the 4 lime wedges and throw in the wedges as well. Add jalapeno slices (if using) and Chilean Merquen Seasoning. Use a wooden spoon handle to muddle these together for about 10 seconds. Stir in Clamato and Worcestershire Sauce. Divide mixture among the four rimmed glasses, making sure to get a lime wedge and a couple of jalapeno slices in each glass. Top each cocktail with half a beer and a handful of ice cubes.