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Michelada a/k/a the Beer Lover’s Bloody Mary!

Michelada a/k/a the Beer Lover's Bloody Mary!

Have you heard of a Michelada?  It was new to me, but it’s basically a beer lover’s Bloody Mary.  This savory, spicy and refreshing favorite makes an excellent thirst-quencher on a hot summer night. It’s obviously also the perfect drink to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

The Michelada boasts some of the classic flavors of a Bloody Mary such as tomato, lime and Worcestershire (we’re using a vegan version here today). However, it uses beer instead of vodka making this drink is a bit milder.  There are a multitude of variations and if alcohol isn’t your thing, no worries. You can just swap it out a non-alcoholic version.

Michelada a/k/a the Beer Lover's Bloody Mary!

The Michelada is fizzy, citrus-y, a little bit spicy and served cold with lots of ice cubes. The glass is rimmed with a bit of celery salt.  Celery seeds are fine if you don’t have celery salt. They are extremely tiny, just immensely magnified by my camera 🙂

I like to add a few stalks of celery for garnish and a skewer of Spanish olives, as I’m kind of obsessed with olives.

Michelada overhead

If you are vegan and concerned about choosing a vegan beer, a site I use constantly is Barnivore.com.  I’m not at all affiliated in any way, but I really rely on the information they provide.  It’s an awesome resource! iIf you cannot find a beverage in their database, they provide great instructions about contacting the winery/brewery to submit your favorite. I’ve recently done a few for them as well and encourage you to do the same!

Michelada Tilt Michelada a/k/a the Beer Lover's Bloody Mary!

Did you make this Michelada?  What’s your twist on the drink?  Let me know in the comments section below.

Michelada a/k/a the Beer Lover's Bloody Mary!

Michelada a/k/a the Beer Lover's Bloody Mary!
Course Drinks
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author aimee


  • 6 oz. Tomato Juice
  • 1/4 c Lime Juice plus more for rimming the glass
  • 1/4 tsp Celery Salt plus more for rimming the glass
  • 1 tsp Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp Hot Sauce to taste
  • 12 oz Bottle of Vegan Beer use non-alcoholic if you'd prefer
  • Ice Cubes, Celery Stalks and Olives for garnish


  1. To prepare the glasses, simply rub the rim of the glass with a lime wedge.

  2. Immediately dip the glass into celery salt.  I like to use a flat plate.

  3. Combine the tomato and lime juice with the celery salt.  Add the Worcestershire and hot sauce.  Mix well to combine and adjust seasoning/hot sauce to taste.

  4. Add ice to the prepared glasses, dividing the juice between them.  Top off with the beer and garnish with celery, olive skewers, lime wedges, etc.

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  1. […] Cinco de Mayo is upon us and what better drink to feature than the Classic Bloody Mary (or Virgin Mary if you prefer the non-alcoholic version).  This classic drink is made with Vodka, but if you are more of a beer-lover, head on over to my sister-site, Living Vegan! for the Michelada. […]