Recipe: Micheladas - Brooklyn Brew Shop


Updated on March 22, 2016

Recipe: Micheladas

Light, refreshing, a little spicy – the Michelada has long been a go-to for bright summer mornings or the late, hot afternoon. We love this beer cocktail for its cool, vegetal quality and for its simplicity. Originating in Mexico, and cousin to the more tame Chelada (an equally thirst-quenching concoction consisting of just beer, lime juice, and sea salt), the Michelada takes a great light beer to the next level with the addition of tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and a bit of hot sauce. You can even swap out the tomato juice for Clamato juice (a mix of tomato and clam juice) to feel like you're right on the beach.

 Our Grapefruit Honey Ale is a great base for this super- delicious cocktail – the bright, citrusy notes play well with the tomato and lime. If you like a little more kick, our Jalapeno Saison takes a Michelada to the next level!


What You Need

  • 8 oz light beer (like our Grapefruit Honey Ale or if you want a little bit more spice, Jalapeno Saison!)
  • 8 oz tomato juice or Clamato juice
  • 1/2 lime
  • A few dashes of hot sauce (Tabasco will do, but feel free to get creative!)
  • A few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • A pinch of coarse sea salt
  • Sea salt and a slice of lime to garnish

What You Do

  1. Rub a ¼ lime around your glass rim, and then salt the rim of your glass. Place a couple ice cubes in your glass as well.
  2. Pour beer into glass, taking care not to mess up your salt rim.
  3. Pour tomato juice into glass to fill just below glass rim.
  4. Add a few dashes of hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Add a pinch of salt, garnish with a wheel of lime or lime wedge, and serve.​