Years ago I had my doubts..but I was soooo wrong.

Yep, contrary to popular belief, I’m not always right. I remember about 25 years ago when I heard of a drink called a Michelada consisting of beer mixed with tomato juice (among other things), I was convinced it’d be among the grossest things ever created. After going to many Taco Tuesday parties, I grew to love it…

The salted rim, refreshing lime juice, and spicy hot sauce all worked together really well, truth be told. The final product was got two thumbs up, and it was super easy to make. I now love to have this “Spicy” as a hangover cure, it works…. Treat the effects of alcohol with more alcohol! All in all, this is an interesting and surprisingly tasty beverage…awesome.

Michelada (aka Mexican Bloody Mary)

Makes 8 drinks


  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt, to rim the glasses
  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 32 ounces chilled Mexican beer
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • Lime wedges

Rub the rim of the glasses with some lime juice and then dip the rims in the salt mixture.
Mix tomato juice, beer, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce in a large pitcher.
Fill glasses with ice, add Michelada mixture, and garnish with lime wedges.

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