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Joe's Famous Michelada


Don't knock it 'till you try it. This Mexican classic is a go-to beer cocktail for the initiated. It's a great hair-of-the-dog, and just as tasty at five o'clock.

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  • Coarse salt for rim of mug, or as needed
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco), or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato and clam juice cocktail (such as Clamato), or as needed
  • 1/2 cup cold beer



Step 1

Dip the rim of a chilled 1-pint mug or schooner into coarse salt, and fill the mug with ice cubes. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, and soy sauce. Pour in the tomato and clam juice cocktail, top up the mug with beer, and stir gently. As you drink, you can keep topping up your mug with more beer.


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