Joe's Famous Michelada Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Joe's Famous Michelada Recipe
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Joe's Famous Michelada

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"This is my husband's recipe for a michelada, a Mexican beer cocktail. He sampled many of them from almost all the Mexican restaurants here in town...and came up with his own way of making them. Now he doesn't even bother ordering them out anymore."

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Original recipe makes 1 16-ounce beer cocktail Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    5 mins

Directions

  1. Dip the rim of a chilled 1-pint mug or schooner into coarse salt, and fill the mug with ice cubes. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, and soy sauce. Pour in the tomato and clam juice cocktail, top up the mug with beer, and stir gently. As you drink, you can keep topping up your mug with more beer.
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Footnotes

  • We usually prepare this with Miller Lite. A nice cold michelada is great on summer days out by the BBQ grill!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 10, 2010

The only changes I made are to use worchestershire sauce and fresh key lime juice instead of lemon and soy sauce. You may also want to try it with an authentic Mexican beers like Modelo Especial or the like. Great way to beat the Texas summertime heat!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 15, 2012

I'm reviewing this reluctantly, as clearly the submitter and her family, and others enjoy this. But this was really not very good, and after doing some looking, it seems that the proportions are "backwards" from most michelada recipes. This had one part beer to 3 of clamato -- the majority of recipes are showing 1 part clamato to 3 or 4 parts beer! No offense, but to me, this ended up being bizarre tomato juice, rather than a beer cocktail. I think I will try a more "straight" version, and honestly, I hope someone posts "the usual" version so that there's better representation and choice regarding this drink.

 
Jun 15, 2011

A friend of mine made this for me from scratch using these ingredients back when I first started drinking, only she used worchestershire sauce instead of soy and lime juice instead of lemon juice. It's sort of like a Bloody Beer, only clammy. It's a must try at least once in your life. I have this at least once a summer. It's an acquired taste, but really a great spin on your usual summer drinks. NOTE: You can cut out the middle man and use Bloody Mary Mix, if you're low on ingredients.

 
May 07, 2012

This is actually a Canadian drink originally. Up hear we called it a "Red Eye" Only we use a whole beer, fill the remainder of the glass with clamato and spice it up.

 
May 03, 2010

I used Budweiser and added a shaking of garlic pepper and a splash of lime juice to the current recipe--Ola!!

 
Jun 15, 2011

We make one similar to this, but we use worchestershire sauce instead of soy sauce, limes instead of lemons and instead of salt we use cajun seasoning. An oyster bar we go to takes an additional step and adds one raw oyster and one cooked shrimp. It tastes better than it sounds.

 
Jun 22, 2011

I have had many versions of this ranging from just Clamato and beer to this well seasoned and flavored version. What I liked about this was that it tasted like a Bloody Mary, but more refreshing, and you can definitely drink more of them! i would say that the proportions are a little off - certainly it equals 16 oz, which is right for a mug, but after you add the ice, there is leftover. For two drinks, I doubled and mixed all the ingredients for the seasoned tomato juice, and split about 60% of it between two mugs that were filled with ice, then I had the seasoned juice on the side for the next round!

 
Aug 05, 2011

A friend of mine called these Mean Cerveza's and they also had a bit of Worcestershire sauce in em... Love it Basically a Bloody Mary with beer!!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.5 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 2490 mg
  • 100%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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