Joe's Famous Michelada

Joe's Famous Michelada

PoodleMom 2

"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."


5 m servings 242 cals
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Original recipe yields 1 servings



  • Calories:
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.5g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 2490 mg
  • 100%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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!
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  1. 15 Ratings


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 ar...

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 Especia...

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 juic...

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.

I used Budweiser and added a shaking of garlic pepper and a splash of lime juice to the current recipe--Ola!!

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...

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...

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.

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!!!