A spooktacular michelada

In honour of Halloween, we've got this great recipe for a beer Bloody Mary with some devilish additions...

by Psychologies

Spice up your life with this blood-red beer Bloody Mary

Makes: 1 jug to serve 4

What you will need

  • 1 large glass jug and 4 serving glasses
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • Coarse salt
  • ½ cucumber, cut into long spears (to garnish)
  • 12 large cooked spicy prawns (to serve)

Michelada ingredients:

  • 1 large handful of ice cubes
  • 200ml tomato juice
  • A few dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • A few dashes Frank’s RedHot Original sauce
  • 2 bottles Mexican lager (Corona, Modelo or similar)
  • 4 shots of tequila (optional)


1. Wet the rim of the glass with a wedge of lime and dip in the salt. Squeeze the remaining wedges of lime into the jug, before dropping in. Add the ice cubes, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce and a generous splash of hot sauce. Top with the beer and Tequila (if using) and stir gently.

2. Divide between the glasses and garnish the cucumber spears and spicy prawns.

Spicy Prawns Ingredients:

  • 12 large raw prawns (whole)
  • Smoked paprika
  • 2 fat cloves garlic, crushed
  • Frank’s RedHot Original sauce
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Knob butter
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Sea salt


1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a sauté pan over a high heat. Add the prawn, paprika, garlic and hot sauce and toss to coat. Cook for 2-3 minutes, turning to cook evenly.

2. Add the butter and squeeze over the lemon juice, finish with parsley and a sprinkling of salt.

3. Toss together well and serve.

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