Tasty taco and Michelada pairings heat up summer parties

Clamato Michelada
Clamato Michelada / Clamato

From taco Tuesday to Saturday dinners, summer celebrations focus on food and beverage offerings. These taco and Michelada pairings are the must have food pairings for the season.

While a light lager might be an easy sipper on a warm, sunny day, many people turn to the Michelada as another beverage option. The beer-based Mexican cocktail can be made in many ways. Usually a combination of lime juice, tomato juice, and spices, the flavor is refreshing, especially when served with other Mexican food.

Recently, Clamato shared some taco and Michelada pairings. While personal preference should always gauge what is on the plate and in the glass, these suggestions can push the conversation in a different direction. From complimenting spicy flavors to highlighting a bright, refreshing note, there are plenty of possibilities to explore.

Here are some taco and Michelada suggestions:

Clamato’s Picante Michelada and Chicken Taco

Clamato’s Authentic Michelada and Beef Taco

Clamato’s Limon Michelada and Shrimp Taco

Clamato’s Limon Michelada and Fish Taco

Clamato’s Picante Michelada and Carne Asada Taco

Clamato’s Authentic Michelada and Al Pastor Taco

While the Clamato Limon is slightly tart and refreshing, the Picante offering is always a popular choice. The layers of spice hit the flavor profile from beginning to end. From the start of a slow burn to a lingering tingle, that first sip will not be the last.

Here’s how to make the Clamato’s Spicy Michelada


6 oz. Clamato® Picante

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

2 limes, juiced

12 oz. light beer

1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon hot sauce

1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce

2 jalapeños (1 in slices)

Freshly cracked black pepper




Run lime across rim of mug.

Dip mug in Tajín to coat evenly.

Add ice and jalapeño slices (to taste).

Add the remaining ingredients, except Clamato and beer, and stir.

Fill with Clamato and beer.

Garnish with jalapeño.

For the next taco night, put aside the margarita or Mexican lager. Shake up a Michelada and enjoy the refreshing flavor experience.