TikTok’s Favorite Summer Sipper: How to Make an Authentic Michelada

If you like beer and always find yourself ordering a Bloody Mary when it’s on the menu, then you’ll love a Clamato Michelada. Not familiar with the drink? Well, it’s about to blow up your TikTok FYP so here’s a crash course: A Michelada (pronounced mee-cheh-lah-dah) is a Mexican cocktail made with beer, lime juice, assorted sauces, spices, chili peppers and, of course, Clamato juice. Sounds delish, right? Here’s how to make it.

Micheladas are easy to prepare and don’t require a lot of ingredients. In fact, you’ll probably already have most of them in your kitchen. Follow the recipe below to make one cocktail:


  • 4 ounces Clamato Original
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes pepper sauce
  • 1 12-ounce bottle of beer
  • Ice
  • 1 lime
  • Tajín


  • Run lime across rim of mug
  • Dip mug in Tajín to coat evenly
  • Add ice
  • Add lime juice, Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce
  • Fill with Clamato and beer
  • Garnish with a lime wheel

While a classic Michelada is usually our go-to, there are plenty of ways to jazz it up if you’re looking for even more flavor. We recommend adding a spicy kick, trying a refreshing spin, or going tropical. If you like it spicy, add in soy sauce and chipotle hot sauce. For a refreshing take, use pineapple juice, a light beer and drizzle with chamoy sauce. And if you want to go tropical, rim the glass with sugar instead of Tajín and add orange juice.

Voilá: The savory, versatile and easy-to-make drink you’ll want to sip on all summer long. As long as you have Clamato and beer, you can add just about anything else your heart desires.


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