Beet being poured into glass filled with homemade clamato juice.
4.94 from 15 votes

Michelada Recipe (with Homemade Clamato Juice)

Made with Mexican beer, homemade Clamato Juice, hot sauce, and fresh lime juice, this Easy Michelada Recipe is a light, refreshing, and delicious way to beat the summer heat. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 drinks
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa


For the Clamato Juice

For the Micheladas

  • 3 tbsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 tbsp + 1/4 tsp chili powder divided
  • ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2/3 cup Homemade Clamato Juice
  • 4 drops Hot sauce plus more to taste
  • 2/3 bottle Mexican Lager Beer approximately 4 ounces each cocktail


For the Clamato Juice

  • Add all ingredients (tomato juice, clam juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, lemon juice, onion powder, black pepper) for the Clamato juice to a large pitcher. Using a long spoon, mix well to combine. Cover with plastic wrap or seal with a fitted lid until and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

For the Micheladas

  • Mix together the sea salt and chili powder on a small, shallow plate.
  • Run a lime wedge along the rim of each beer glass and immediately dip them into the sea salt mixture to coat.
  • Fill each glass with ice. Divide the lime juice and homemade Clamato juice between the two glasses. Divide the remaining 1/4 teaspoon chili powder and hot sauce. Mix well to combine.
  • Top off each glass with your favorite Mexican Lager beer and stir. Garnish with lime wedges or jalapeƱo wedges, if desired.


  • Nutrition information is for the entire batch of homemade Clamato juice + two Michelada cocktails. As such, the calorie and sodium content per cocktail shown is significantly higher than it would be per cocktail.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 11093mg | Potassium: 958mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3545IU | Vitamin C: 73.1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2.9mg
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