A Michelada cocktail with a spice rim


  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

This spicy Mexican cocktail is a favorite for brunch, holidays like Cinco de Mayo or just for happy hour!



1/2 cup tomato juice

12 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, depending on taste

1/21 teaspoon hot sauce, depending on taste

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice and extra lime wedges for garnish

46 ounces beer, any light style beer that you like

Chili powder and kosher salt for rimming the glass


Add chili powder and salt to a shallow plate or bowl using a 50/50 ratio. Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of the glass, then roll the rim around in the chili powder and salt mixture to rim the glass.

Add ice to the glass and then the tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, pepper and lime juice to the glass and stir.

Top with beer and serve with extra  lime wedges.

Recipe Notes

You can make this cocktail as mild or as spicy as you like! Also, you can use just plain salt for rimming the glass if you prefer, or leave the rim plain.

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: michelada, cocktail recipe, drink recipe, cinco de mayo cocktails, holiday drinks, brunch cocktails, tomato juice, beer cocktails