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How To Make A Traditional Mexican Michelada?

What is Michelada?


If you have never tried Mexican Michelada, you are missing out on the delicious drink of Mexico. In this article, I am going to tell you the ingredients and the steps of How To Make A Traditional Mexican Michelada. Whether you can make Classic Michelada Without Clamato or not?  Hope you find this recipe of how to make a Michelada useful. 

What Is Michelada?

A Michelada is a Mexican beverage that is made up of beer, lime juice, salt, hot sauces, tomato juice, spices, and chilies. This is the traditional drink and a famous drink of Mexico. This drink can go with any Mexican dishes or you can have it just as it is. 

Who Invented The Mexican Michelada?

One story says that this Mexican Michelada drink was invented by Michel Ésper in San Luís Potosí, It is a small town in east-central Mexico. 

But another story says that the drink was named by Mexican general Augusto Michel. He was the one who invented this drink. He used to add chilly and lime juice to his drink.

In his honor, the Cantina’s owner named the drink “Michelada”. From there, it will become a known drink. In a short time, it gets popular because of its taste. He tells how to make a traditional Mexican Michelada and the ingredients of this drink have given below. Let’s discuss the best Michelada recipe.


Lime juice: You need fresh chilled lemons to make lime juice. You can take 2 lemons i.e, enough for one Michelada drink. If you take a lime juice bottle that is also fine.

Salt: You can add a pinch of salt or according to your taste. Salt should also be added to the rim of the glass.

Worcestershire Sauce:  If you add Worcestershire Sauce in the drinks, its taste is similar to soya sauce. It has an inherent sweetness that adds extra flavor to the drink.

Hot Sauce: You should prefer the Mexican brand –Tabasco sauce. It is a popular brand and is preferred by many people.

Clamato: It is made up of reconstituted tomato juice concentrate and sugar, which is flavored with spices

Beer: You can take light or dark Mexican lager for this drink. Take the chilled beer for Mexican Michelada. The best beer for michelada such as Tecate, Pacifico, Corona Extra, Firestone Lager, etc. Beer will be a base for this drink. So, always prefer the best beer for this drink. It is the most important ingredient of this drink. 

Ice cubes: You need a few ice cubes to make a chilled drink. It will make your mood refreshing and fresh.

Steps Of How To Make A Traditional Mexican Michelada

  1. First, you cut the lemon in 4 quarters. Then, rub one-quarter of lemon on the rim of the glass. The remaining quarters of lemon should be used for garnishing the glass.
  2. Then, take a cup of salt and add chili powder and Mix it. 
  3. After that, dip the glass in the salt-chilly mixture. Then, put ice cubes in the glass.
  4. Add hot sauce, clamato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire Sauce, and chili powder to the michelada drink. 
  5. Then, put chilled Mexican beer.
  6. Stir to mix and garnish with lemon dipped in tajin.
  7. Serve the drink.

I have read the best Michelada recipe on Reddit. Then, I use this recipe and I personally love it. I have also made this Michelada without clamato and its taste is amazing. So, here I am sharing with you the recipe for the Mexican Michelada. Hope you also find this recipe of how to make a traditional Mexican Michelada exciting and delicious. You can have this drink for brunch with friends and family, parties, etc.

Chelada Vs Michelada

A Chelada is a simple drink and easy to make. It has fewer ingredients including lime, salt, and beer as compared to Michelada. A Michelada is a spicy based cocktail that we have discussed above how to make a Michelada. It has different kinds of sauces including Worcestershire Sauce and Tabasco sauce which gives extra flavor to the drink. The drink becomes spicy and tasty. The basic difference between Chelada and Michelada is the addition of spices. 

Can You Make Mexican Michelada Without Clamato?

Now, you can understand how to make a Michelada. Yes, you can also make Mexican Michelada without Clamato because clamato is like tomato juice. If anyone doesn’t like clamato, you don’t need to worry. You can use V8 Bloody Mary in place of Clamato or you can make your version of clamato with tomato juice or add some other juice. I hope you like my best Michelada recipe for Mexican Michelada. 

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