Drink of the Week: Michelada

Drink of the Week: The Michelada

North Carolina Beer Month Will Never Be the Same Again

April is NC Beer Month, and in that spirit, the Drinks of the Week for the month of April will feature beer cocktails. We’re calling it our NC Beer Month Cocktail Series, and you are along for the ride.

Drink of the Week: Michelada


We are in the NC Beer Month Spirit for this Drink of the Week!

This Drink of the Week: The Michelada is the beer soaked cousin of the Bloody Mary. The Michelada originated in Mexico, and is a popular cocktail with many variations throughout Latin America. In some parts of Latin America, mixologist will use their national peppers and spices or substitute Clamato Juice for Tomato Juice. Here in the Brio Smart Life kitchen, we’re mixing up this cocktail with Natty Greene’s Buckshot Amber Ale.

Enjoy this spicy treat, and be sure to check out our Top 10 Favorite Breweries for NC Beer Month.



Yields: 1 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 12 Ounces chilled Amber lager
  • 3 Ounces Tomato Juice
  • 4 Dashes Hot Sauce
  • 4 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Lime Wedge for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
  • High Ball Glass
  • Stirring Spoon

Chili Salt Rim

Yields: 1 1/2 cups
Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 1/4 Cup Sea Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • Lime Wedge
Items You’ll Need:
  • Small Plate



For the Chili Salt Rim: Mix the salt and chili powder together on a small plate. Run a lemon wedge around the rims of the glasses, and dip the rim into the mixture until desired amount of covering. Fill glasses with ice, and set aside.

The Michelada: Pour lime juice, tomato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire and lager over ice. Stir together and garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy!


Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 164 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 16.4 Dietary Fiber (g) 0.4 Total Sugars (g) 3.6 Protein (g) 2.6 Sodium (mg) 289


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