Green Bloody Mary

Hand reaching for Green Bloody Mary cocktails

This Green Bloody Mary is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day but delicious any time of the year! Made with tomatillos, yellow tomatoes horseradish for a great kick. 

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

I’ve always been a big fan 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. Now, I make it on my own, either in the Instant Pot or the Slow Cooker.
  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 cocktail for this emerald holiday? Green Bloody Marys.

This Green Bloody Mary is a lot like the original tomato version, but it’s made with tomatillos and yellow tomatoes instead of the traditional red variety. Which also brings me to think – Should these even be called Bloody Marys, since they’re no longer red? Regardless, they’re delicious!

When I first created this recipe, I made a jalapeno infused vodka to add to the Bloody Marys. But, over time, I’ve found that it’s not necessary. Instead, I just blend up that jalapeno into the Green Bloody Mary mix to give it a good bit of heat and flavor. If you’re not in to spicy bloody marys, you can definitely skip the jalapeno, or halve the amount, but I really didn’t find this to be too spicy at all. You could even spice this up a bit more at the end with a few dashes of hot sauce.

How will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year? It’s on a Saturday this year, so it should be an extra festive occasion if you’re one to go out. But me, I’ll be celebrating with friends at home, with some yummy corned beef and cabbage and lots of amazing wine (rather than beer)? I’d love to hear your plans in the comments below!

Hand reaching for Green Bloody Mary cocktails

Green Bloody Mary

Course: Cocktail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 cocktails
Calories: 117 kcal
Author: Platings & Pairings

This Green Bloody Mary is perfect for St. Patrick's Day but delicious any time of the year! Made with tomatillos, yellow tomatoes horseradish for a great kick. 

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Ingredients

  • 6 ounces vodka

Green Bloody Mary Mix

  • 5 tomatillos husks removed
  • 3 medium yellow tomatoes
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 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
  • Serrano peppers
  • Salt & Chili Powder

Instructions

Green Bloody Mary Mix

  1. Cut the tomatoes, tomatillos, celery and jalapeno 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.

If you loved this Green Bloody Mary I would appreciate it so much if you would give this cocktail recipe a star review! Also, be sure to snap a picture of your finished bloody mary and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings and tagging me @platingsandpairings.

Nutrition Facts
Green Bloody Mary
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117
% Daily Value*
Sodium 320mg 13%
Potassium 165mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 12.4%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Looking for more Saint Patrick’s Day recipes? Be sure to try these too: 

Slow Cooker Glazed Corned Beef & Cabbage

Overhead shot of slow cooker corned beef

Guinness Beer Bread

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Irish Stout Mason Jar Beef Pot Pies

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Instant Pot Glazed Corned Beef & Cabbage

This Instant Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage is made with the help of your electric pressure cooker and finished off under the broiler with a honey-dijon glaze, giving it a perfectly crispy exterior. 

This Green Bloody Mary is perfect for St. Patrick's Day but delicious any time of the year! Made with tomatillos, yellow tomatoes horseradish for a great kick. #bloodymary #stpatricksday #greenbloodymary #cocktail #brunchcocktail

29 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

  10. Georgie | The Home Cook's Kitchen

    this is gorgeous! and I would totally feel healthy drinking this because it’s green! does that count?

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Totally – It’s like a salad in a cup Georgie!

      Reply

  11. Kelsey

    Love the color! My husband is adamant that we have corned beef every St. Patty’s day. I’d never had it before so at first I was skeptical, but now I look forward to the fun tradition!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I absolutely LOVE corned beef – I’m glad you learned to love it too Kelsey!

      Reply

  12. Megan Joy

    This is so creative! I love bloody mary’s but I never would have thought of making a st patty’s Day themed one. Great recipe!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Megan – I hope you have a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day!

      Reply

  13. Melissa Manos

    Now this would be a nice start to that Saturday St. Pattie’s day! You inspire me!

    Reply

  14. Lindsay Ingalls

    Bloody Mary’s are a favorite of mine but I have yet to have a green one – this sounds fantastic!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Lindsay – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

      Reply

  15. Theresa

    I am definitely trying this for Father’s Day. Do you think I can make the blended
    Part a day ahead of time?

    Reply

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