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Ojo Rojo Drink | Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail

You know the Michelada, but I bet you didn’t know about the Ojo Rojo Drink aka the Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail. Well, here is the recipe for you to try.

Ojo Rojo Drink

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

If you like the Mexican Bloody Mary you will love this Ojo Rojo Drink, because 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!

Recipe Ingredients

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this Ojo Rojo drink recipe:

  • Salt for rimming glasses
  • Ground chipotle chile powder like Tajín chile-lime seasoning
  • Honey
  • Ice
  • Chilled tomato juice or Clamato juice
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Amber Mexican beer such as Negra Modelo
  • Chipotle hot sauce such as Chipotle Tabasco sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Low-sodium soy sauce or Maggi seasoning or gluten-free tamari

How To Make This Recipe

These are the instructions to make this Ojo Rojo drink recipe:

  • Make The Chile Salt: 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.
  • Make The Michelada: Combine the Clamato juice, lime juice, beer, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, and soy sauce (or Maggi) in a pitcher and mix to combine. Pour into the prepared glasses and serve.

What To Serve With This Recipe

Here is what to serve with this Ojo Rojo drink:

Ojo Rojo Cocktail

Frequently Asked Questions

An Ojo Rojo is a popular Mexican cocktail that combines the refreshing taste of beer with the savory flavors of a Bloody Mary. It's a variation of the traditional Michelada and is known for its unique blend of spices, tomato juice, and beer.

Absolutely! You can adjust the amount of hot sauce or add other ingredients like soy sauce or Tajín seasoning to suit your taste. Some variations also include olives or pickled vegetables as garnishes.

The Ojo Rojo drink pairs perfectly with Mexican cuisine, especially with appetizers like nachos, tacos, ceviche, or guacamole. It also complements grilled meats and seafood dishes well.

More About This Ojo Rojo Drink

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)
  3. An Ojo Rojo, aka a red-eye or a michelada made with Clamato juice and spices.

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!

Ojo Rojo Drink

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 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 servings
Calories 64 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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 Worcestershire sauce (gluten-free if desired)
  • Dash low-sodium soy sauce or Maggi seasoning or gluten-free tamari

Instructions
 

  • Make The Chile Salt: 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.
  • Make The Michelada: 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.

PERSONAL NOTES

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 62mgPotassium: 140mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 144IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword beer cocktail, hangover drink, mexican hangover cure, michelada drink
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