Make Your Own

The variety of ingredient possibilities in a michelada is near infinite, and each individual will inevitably have their favorite type.

That said, here is a fairly straight-forward and standard recipe you can make at home.

You can control the spicy level by using more or less hot sauce as desired. If preferred, you can also add 1/2 ounce of clamato to the mixture.

Looking for an at-home mix to keep on hand? We recommend South Texas Michelada Co.

What you will need:

  • 1 bottle of Mexican lager beer (Modelo, Dos XX, Pacifico etc.)
  • 3/4 ounces of fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces of tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon of hot sauce (Tapatio, Valentina, Cholula etc.)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of black pepper
  • Kosher salt (for rim)
  • Tajin (for rim)
  • Lime (for garnish)


  1. Place the kosher salt and Tajin on a plate and stir together with a fork to combine.
  2. Rim glass with salt/Tajin mixture.
  3. In a shaker, combine the tomato juice, fresh lime juice, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and black pepper. Close shaker and mix. (If you do not have a cocktail shaker, you pour the ingredients in the bottom of your glass and stir.)
  4. Pour the mixture into the rimmed glass. Garnish with fresh lime.
  5. Add the beer of your choice and you’re all set!

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