Pickled Michelada

Pickle lovers (and we know there are a lot of you) this is the Michelada cocktail recipe for you. Instead of pouring brine from pickled jalapeños down the drain, add it to your cocktail for more of the flavor you love. Tajín on the rim makes the beer cocktail even trendier.

Pickled Michelada with foam finger stirrer
Photo: Adam Albright
Total Time:
10 mins
9 cups


  • 1 tablespoon chile-lime seasoning blend (such as Tajín®)

  • 8 lime wedges

  • Crushed ice

  • 2 cup clam-tomato juice cocktail or vegetable juice, chilled

  • ½ cup brine from a jar of pickled jalapeño peppers

  • ½ cup lime juice

  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 4 12 ounce cans or bottles Mexican lager, chilled

  • Jalapeno and/or lime wedges (optional)


  1. Spread seasoning on a small plate. Rub the rims of 8 pint glasses with a lime wedge. Dip rims in seasoning to coat. Fill glasses half full with crushed ice.

  2. In a pitcher combine clam-tomato juice cocktail, jalapeño brine, lime juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Add lager. Serve over ice. If desired, garnish with lime wedges and/or jalapeños.

For 1

Rub the rim of a pint glass with a lime wedge. Dip the rim in chile-lime seasoning to coat. Fill glass half full with crushed ice. Add 2 oz. clam-tomato cocktail, 1/2 oz. brine from a jar of pickled jalapeños, 1/2 oz. lime juice, and 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine. Top with 6 oz. chilled Mexican lager. Garnish with the lime wedge and/or pickled jalapeno pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Sodium 703mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 22.8mg 114%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 161mg 3%
Folate, total 17.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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