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If there was a manly version of a Bloody Mary, the Michelada would be it. Made with beer and tomato juice, there’s a bit of heat to keep it interesting.

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Michelada in a glass mug being held.

A Michelada could be considered close to a red-eye. A red-eye doesn’t have the Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce and the heat is a personal preference.

Maybe you’re wondering why I choose to share a Michelada for brunch week. Well, it’s because I wanted to share, what I consider to be, a more “manly” beverage.

Made with beer, lime juice, assorted sauces, spices, and tomato juice it’s sometimes called a Mexican Bloody Mary.

Top view of a Michelada in a glass mug.

When I think of brunch cocktails I think of mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, typically drinks popular with women. When I host brunch I like to set up a beverage bar so guests can help themselves.

For the Michelada, I’d offer a variety of Mexican beers, along with bottles of Worchestershire sauce and soy sauce and a bowl of lime wedges. I would have glasses prepped with the cayenne so guests are ready to go.

Mix up your brunch cocktails and serve a spicy Michelada. Serve it alongside mimosas and Bloody Mary's on the beverage bar. Click to Tweet

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Michelada in a glass mug being held.


Yield: 2 cocktails
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 (12 ounces) bottle Mexican beer, divided
  • 2 (5.5 ounce) cans tomato juice
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, divided
  • Ice
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Place cayenne pepper and salt in a shallow dish. Using a lime rim each glass with a wedge to moisten it. Dip rims into the cayenne mixture.
  2. Add ice to 2 glasses. Pour one can of tomato juice into each glass. Add 1 ½ teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce to each glass. Divide beer evenly between glasses. Serve.

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Amy (Savory Moments)

Friday 3rd of July 2020

I've never heard of this drink before, but I'd definitely give it a try! I bet it would be a hit at any brunch!

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