Aka Biiru: Japanese-Style Michelada

Aka biiru - Japanese Michelada

We had the chance to travel to Mexico several times, having close friends who live there. One drink we always enjoy is michelada, a cocktail made with beer, lime juice, tomato juice and other seasonings. This is our recipe for aka biiru, a michelada made with Japanese seasonings. Kampai! 



1 drink

Preparation Time

5 minutes

Level of Difficulty




1/2 cup

Light Japanese Beer

2/3 cup


1 tablespoon

Rich Soy Sauce - Tamari

1/2 tablespoon 

Yuzu Ponzu 

1 1/2 tablespoon

Lime juice

1/8 teaspoon

Yuzu kosho (optional)

1 pinch

Shichimi togarashi

1 piece


To taste

Ice cubes



  1. Slice a lime in half and use a piece to moisten the rim of a highball glass. Carefully turn the rim of the glass in shichimi togarashi and leave to dry for a few moments.
  2. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  3. Pour in the Clamato, tamari soy sauce, yuzu ponzu, lime juice and mix. For a slightly spicy flavour, add the yuzu kosho.
  4. Finally, fill the glass with beer and stir gently.
  5. Top with a cucumber stalk sliced like a pine needle.
  6. Kampai!

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