Time5 minutes
YieldsMakes 1 to 2 drinks
Michelada recipe by Genevieve Ko.
(Genevieve Ko / Los Angeles Times)
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This formula comes close to my preferred Michelada sold at Dodger Stadium. It includes Clamato and uses a pale Mexican lager. It’s pleasantly spicy, but you can add more hot sauce and ground chile if you prefer. If you have a 24-ounce glass, you can make this one large drink. Otherwise, divide it between 2 glasses.


Whisk the Clamato, hot sauce, Worcestershire and ½ teaspoon chipotle until well-blended.


Mix the salt and remaining ¼ teaspoon chipotle in a small dish. Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass; reserve the lime. Dip the rim of the glass in the chile salt.

If you have a 24-ounce glass, use one. If you have 12-ounce glasses, use two.

Fill the glass with ice. Pour all the Clamato mix into a 24-ounce glass and top off with all the beer. If using 12-ounce glasses, divide the mix and beer evenly. Top with reserved lime wedges and serve.

You can substitute 1/3 cup tomato juice and 3 tablespoons clam juice for the Clamato. You can use your favorite hot sauce and ground chile powder.
Make Ahead:
The Clamato mix can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.