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Hotel San José Michelada

With both soy sauce and Worcestershire in the mix, the Michelada at Austin’s Hotel San José is packed with savory goodness. “The Worcestershire gives our Michelada a bit of briny funk and the soy sauce gives umami, texture, and is an aspect of our inspiration of ‘Texas meets Tokyo,'” says lounge supervisor Laura Burnette. 


  • 1 bottle beer (Mexican lager, amber or your beer of choice)
  • 2–3 oz. fresh lime juice (less if you like a meatier texture, more if you want a thinner drink)
  • 2 dashes Tabasco
  • 2-3 dashes Worcestershire
  • ¼ oz. dark soy sauce
  • 4–6 twists fresh coarse-ground black pepper
  • Glass:pint glass
  • Garnish:lime wheel


Rim a pint glass with coarse salt and garnish with a lime wheel. Fill the glass halfway with ice cubes and add the remaining ingredients, except the beer, into the glass. Serve with a stirring straw and beer on the side (so you can add beer to the glass per individual taste).


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