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{Ojo Rojo} Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail Recipe

{Ojo Rojo} Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail Recipe

You know the Michelada – a classic Mexican beer cocktail — has hit the mainstream when it’s being bottled and sold in stores everywhere.

But, to be clear, there are actually three main variations of this drink you’ll come across when you travel to Mexico: 1) the chelada (beer with lime and salt), 2) a michelada (a chelada with Worcestershire, Maggi seasoning, soy sauce, and hot sauce) or 3) an Ojo Rojo, aka a red-eye or a michelada made with Clamato juice and spices.

Often considered the Mexican Bloody Mary it is same, but different, because it’s beer-based and the tomato-clam combo of the Clamato juice gives it a distinct flavor.

What does it have in common with the Bloody Mary? The Ojo Rojo is rumored to be just as good at curing a hangover! We say try it for yourself and let us know what you think!

Now, go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

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{Ojo Rojo} Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail Recipe

{Ojo Rojo} Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail Recipe

This {Ojo Rojo} Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail recipe, is an easy recipe for a smoky take on an Ojo Rojo cocktail aka a Michelada with Clamato juice added!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 Cocktails


  • Salt for rimming glasses
  • Ground chipotle chile powder like Tajín chile-lime seasoning, for rimming glasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey plus more for rimming glasses
  • Ice
  • 1/4 cup chilled tomato juice or Clamato juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 12 ounces amber Mexican beer such as Negra Modelo
  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons Chipotle hot sauce such as Chipotle Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
  • Dash low-sodium soy sauce or Maggi seasoning


  • Mix together salt and chile powder in a wide, shallow dish to cover the bottom. Dip the rims of two rocks glasses in the honey then dip in the salt mixture to coat. Fill the glasses with ice and set them aside.
  • Combine the Clamato juice, lime juice, beer, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, and soy sauce (or Maggi) in a pitcher and mix to combine. Taste and add more hot sauce or sweetener as desired. Pour into the prepared glasses and serve.
Keyword beer cocktail, hangover drink, mexican hangover cure, michelada drink
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