Green Bloody Mary

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This Green Bloody Mary is a fun twist on the classic cocktail – Made with tomatillos, horseradish and jalapeno infused vodka.

This Green Bloody Mary is a fun twist on the classic cocktail - Made with tomatillos, horseradish and jalapeno infused vodka | platingsandpairings.com

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I’ve always been quite fond of Saint Patrick’s Day. The Irish holiday is one of my favorites for several reasons:

  1. I LOVE corned beef – As a child, I used to ask for it on my birthdays.
  2. Green is my FAVORITE color.
  3. Who doesn’t love a holiday surrounded by adult beverages?
  4. I’m 1/2 IRISH (1/2 Italian)
  5. My name is part of the holiday saying: ERIN Go Braugh!

So, why don’t we prepare a festive little cocktail for this emerald holiday?

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This green bloody mary is a lot like the original – However, it probably shouldn’t be called “bloody” since it’s no longer red. Yellow and green tomatoes combine with tomatillos, celery and horseradish. I also made a jalapeno infused vodka – Super easy! However, if you’re short on time, you can always skip this step.

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To prepare your vodka, just slice one jalapeno and let steep with your vodka for 12-24 hours. I’d suggest tasting after 12 hours as it can get quite spicy depending on the heat of your jalapeno. Once you’ve reached your desired spiciness, strain out the jalapeno and discard. You can keep your infused vodka indefinitely. I like to store mine in the freezer for extra chilly cocktails!

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Green Bloody Mary platingsandpairings.com

Green Bloody Mary

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 cocktails
Author: Platings & Pairings
This Green Bloody Mary is a fun twist on the classic cocktail - Made with tomatillos, horseradish and jalapeno infused vodka.
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Ingredients

  • Infused Vodka
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • Bloody Mary Mix
  • 5 tomatillos
  • 3 medium yellow or green tomatoes
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Garnish
  • Celery
  • Golden tomatoes
  • Salt & Chili Powder

Instructions

Infused Vodka

  1. Place vodka in a mason jar or other small container. Add sliced jalapeno and let steep for 12-24 hours. This can get quite spicy, so I'd suggest tasting after 12 hours.
  2. Once you have reached your desired heat, strain the jalapenos from the vodka and discard.

Bloody Mary Mix

  1. Cut the tomatoes, tomatillos and celery into large chunks. Add to your blender along with chopped cilantro, horseradish, water and spices. Process until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust your seasonings as desired.
  3. If you prefer a thinner bloody mary, strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. For a thicker cocktail, serve as is. I prefer to strain half of my mixture and then combine it with the thick, for a medium consistency.
  4. Chill before serving.

To Serve

  1. To rim your glass, combine a mixture of 1/2 kosher salt and 1/2 chili powder in a small rimmed dish. Run a lemon around the lip of your glass and then dip it into the salt to coat.
  2. Add 1-1/2 ounces vodka to your glass and top with the bloody mary mix. Garnish with a celery stick and skewered tomatoes.

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18 comments

  1. Jaime | the Seasonal Veg Head

    This is perfection!! I want one at right now o’clock! Beautiful photos too!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      🙂
      Right now o’clock sounds just about perfect Jaime!

      Reply

  2. Mark

    Fantastic photos. You should be proud of them! The drink looks inviting also. Nice job.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks so much Mark!

      Reply

  3. Lokness @ The Missing Lokness

    Just in time for the weekend! The jalapeño vodka sounds incredible. No way I can wait until the next St Patrick’s Day for this! Sharing now!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Now is the PERFECT time! Enjoy!!!

      Reply

  4. Dini @ The Flavor Bender

    oooh! I need this today! It is Friday, so I deserve it!! I love the colour of this “bloody” mary!! It looks phenomenal!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Dini – Isn’t the color fab? I like changing things up a bit!

      Reply

  5. pam (Sidewalk Shoes)

    You are speaking my language here! I way prefer tomatillos over tomatoes in salsas – so I know I would love this!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Ooohhh – You’ll love this then Pam! Enjoy!

      Reply

  6. Kat | curlsnchard.com

    A little confusion: I’ve never had a Bloody Mary! Your green version sounds really intriguing though 😀

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Kat! Cheers!!!

      Reply

  7. Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine

    What a fantastic idea 🙂 I love tomatillos– and bloody marys — and St. Patrick’s Day 🙂

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Well then Michelle – This is a win, win, win for you! 😉

      Reply

  8. Levan @ MyWifeMakes.com

    I’ve never seen a green bloody mary in my life! But this is a sight for sore eyes. Gotta try this next week!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I hope you give it a try Levan – I’d love to hear back on how you like it!

      Reply

  9. Shannon

    Do you have a recipe for a green Bloody Mary without alcohol? I’m pregnant and don’t think I can wait until after the baby is born❗️

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Shannon – Congratulations to you! You can definitely make this without the alcohol. When pureeing the mixture, add a couple of slices of jalapeno (depending on how spicy you like it) and a 1/4 cup of water. This should get it to the same consistency and spiciness as it would if you had used the infused vodka. Hope this helps!

      Reply

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