This Mexican Michelada (Beer Cocktail) recipe is so refreshing and so simple to make for a weekend cocktail change. Made with beer, lemon or lime, tajin, worcestershire sauce, maggi sauce and served with lots of ice. A truly refreshing drink.
So you’re thinking of making a couple of drinks for Friday night company? Or having some friends over on a Saturday afternoon for a barbecue? Well why not make them a Mexican Michelada?
Get a mexican beer like Montejo, Modelo, Dos XX, Tecate or Corona and get your Micheladas on! 🙂
A Mexican Michelada is a very popular beer cocktail in Mexico. Light and refreshing! However, a Michelada recipe that’s made in Mexico varies on how it’s made depending on what region you’re in.
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Here’s the thing, this beer cocktail, at first sight or maybe when you hear what the ingredients are, you may do what most everyone does that has never had a Michelada; turn their heads almost in disgust or do the Scooby Doo! You know when he is in shock with what Shaggy wants to do! 🙂
Some of the ingredients involved in making a true Mexican Michelada for those of you that don’t know, can be a little of a shocking factor….but like I always say, everything that looks pleasing and appetizing to the eyes, has to be tried at least once! Well trust me, this will NOT be a once in a lifetime taste!
Some of the ingredients include Maggi Sauce, Tajin, Worcestershire Sauce and lime or lemon. You would think these ingredients would truly alter the flavor of the beer! Nooooooo!!!! It enhances it!!! THENNNN you add the lime to this mixture and FINALLY the beer over lots of ice!!! AHHHH!!!! Truly refreshing!!
There is one thing that I will say to you. Tajin is added to the rim of the glass and if you’re not like me that uses a straw (yes in Mexico they serve this drink with a straw!) you will get a good bit of tajin in your mouth when you drink it! Some love it, some hate it. It’s like the salt that’s added to the glass rim of a margarita. So I suggest you try it both ways if you prefer not to use a straw and see what you like the best. Another alternative is to rim the glass with sea salt or do not add anything.
- 1 12 oz Mexican beer (like Montejo, Dos XX, Modelo, Corona)
- 1 lime could start with half of the lime (juiced and add more if you like)
- 1-2 worcestershire sauce dashes
- 1-2 maggi sauce or soy sauce dashes
- 1-2 tsp hot sauce preferably a Mexican hot sauce, I used Tapatio
- Tajin optional
- salt optional
- ice cubes
- On a small plate, combine some Tajin and salt (just salt if you prefer).
- Rim the glass of a tall beer mug with lime and flip mug over on plate to cover with the Tajin and salt.
- Add the of dash/es of worcestershire sauce, maggi sauce (or soy sauce) to a beer mug/glass and hot sauce. Juice of half of the lime and mix with ingredients.
- Add ice cubes and finally the beer. Stir all together and serve immediately with or without a straw (some people do not like the taste of the Tajin on their lips)Note: Do not allow the beer to water down from ice. Not so good!
Are you going to make a mexican michelada this weekend?
Lisa Torres says
I have looked for a great Mexican Michelada recipe forever…this is the real deal!
Plus I learned about a new ingredient to me..the Maggi Sauce. (going to the store right now). Thank you so much, this might be happening today during the football game today! Your blog is so yummy I will be making a lot of your recipes!
Thank you so much Lisa for your sweet comment! I so very much appreciate your love and support! This Mexican Michelada is delicios! Just make sure not to add to much Maggi or Worcestershire sauce to the beer. The key to a great Michelada is how much of these ingredients are added, you want to enhance the flavor of the Mexican beer but at the same time making sure not to over power it. The other ingredient is the Tajin seasoning. See if you like your glass or mug with the Tajin rim flavor as this is more of an acquired taste for most. If you don’t, you can either do without the Tajin or replace with it with a salt rim. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!! Thank youu again Lisa! You’re great!
Mike Gates says
I am interested in making a Michelada, looking at various recipes and most have Clamato juice added. Yours does not. Can you elaborate on this please?
Hey Mike! Sure! Basically it just comes down to personal preference really! Some people enjoy the clamato juice added while others don’t. Some will simply exclude all the extras like the Maggi and Worcestershire sauce and simply just add lime juice to their Michelada. While other people enjoy crushed arbol pepper or other chiles in their Michelada. So basically it comes down to experimentation of some combination of the basics and find what you prefer which is what I tried to implement in this recipe, the basics.
I personally prefer mine with very little Maggi sauce and Tajin while others will embellish here.
Hope that helps to answer your question, if you have any other questions, please feel free to let me know! Thanks for stopping by!