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INGREDIENT FRENZY! A Michelada is a cerveza preparada made with beer, lime juice, assorted sauces (often chile-based), spices, tomato juice, and chile peppers. It is served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. There are numerous variations of the Michelada throughout Mexico including this one that adds a shot of Tequila.


  • 1 oz Tequila
  • 2 oz Modelo Especial
  • 2 oz Negra Modelo
  • 1 oz Chilled Tomato Juice
  • 1 oz Chilled Clam Juice
  • 5 Dashes of Soy Sauce
  • 4 Dashes of Hot Sauce
  • 2 Dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Garnish: Thin Mango Slices, Cucumber Slices, Seasoned shrimp with tails, Tamarind Straw and Lime wedge

Cocktail Preparation

Mix chili powder and salt on a small plate. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of glass and press into the spice mix. Fill glass with ice. Pour Modelo Especial and Negra Modelo. Add chilled clam juice, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and soy sauce. Stir with tamarind straw. Garnish with shrimp, mango, and cucumber slices (rolled in chili powder and salt mixture. Add a shot of tequila. Stir, serve, and enjoy!

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