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Servings: 4

This alcohol-optional michelada (tomato juice, beer, lime, and spices) features fresh tomatoes, bell pepper, and the zing of ginger beer.


  • 1 lb. ripe tomatoes, cored, seeded, and coarsely chopped (about 2-1/4 cups)
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 16 oz. ginger beer or 8 oz. ginger beer and 8 oz. beer, ideally a light Mexican lager
  • 4 lime wedges
  • Coriander seeds, for garnish

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 40
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 5
  • Fat (g): 0
  • Saturated Fat (g): 0
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 75
  • Carbohydrates (g): 10
  • Fiber (g): 1
  • Sugar (g): 8
  • Protein (g): 1


Combine the tomatoes, bell pepper, salt, and 1/4 cup water in a blender. Purée until very smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.

Divide the tomato mixture among 4 tall ice-filled glasses. Divide the ginger beer (and beer, if using) among the glasses, and stir. Squeeze a lime wedge over each glass and drop it in. Add swizzle sticks, garnish with a few coriander seeds, and serve.


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