These green bloody marys are a refreshing take on the classic brunch cocktail. Made with tomatillos, yellow tomatoes, tart green apple, jalapeño and fresh herbs, these green bloody marys are smooth, fresh, slightly sweet and just a bit spicy. They’ve really got it going on.
How do you make green bloody marys?
Bloody marys in general are super simple to whip up, the biggest thing is making sure you have the ingredients you need on hand. Green bloody marys are no different. And although the ingredient list may look long for a cocktail, most of the things you need are pantry staples like Worcestershire, hot sauce, horseradish, salt and garlic. Not to mention vodka! Pantry staple ya’ll!
There are just three simple steps to making these tomatillo green bloody marys.
- Chop tomatoes, tomatillos, apple, and jalapeño.
- Add all ingredients (except vodka) to blender and blend until smooth.
- Strain mixture.
- Divide mixture between glasses with ice and vodka, garnish and serve.
What goes into a green bloody mary?
This recipe for green bloody marys is a bit different than others out there. It combines both tomatillos and yellow cherry tomatoes with some sweet/tart green apple, only a few sprigs of fresh herbs and a bit of mild spice from jalapeño.
The tomatoes here are an essential component. And maybe that’s self-explanatory since it is a bloody mary recipe. But I originally tried these bloody marys with just tomatillos (and cucumbers) and I’m here to tell you—it was no good. I do not recommend. Needless to say, get yourself some yellow cherry tomatoes for these!
The big flavor makers here are garlic, Worcestershire, and horseradish. And if you’re a fan of these, by all means add a bit more!
Make it your own and use what you have on hand (or that’s in season)!
Swap jalapeño for: serrano (spicier), poblano (more mild), or banana pepper
Swap yellow cherry tomatoes for: green tomatoes
Swap green apple: for green grapes
Tomatillo Green Bloody Mary
Refreshing and flavorful, these green bloody marys are made with tomatillos, yellow cherry tomatoes, tart green apple, jalapeño and fresh herbs.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Drink/Cocktail
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: Mexican
1 cup yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
3 tomatillos, chopped (1½ cups)
½ green apple, chopped
1 jalapeño, stemmed and chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 sprig each parsley and cilantro
1 small clove garlic
1 teaspoon each salt and Worcestershire
½ teaspoon green hot sauce
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
⅛ teaspoon celery seed
4 ounces vodka, divided
Garnish with lime wedges, yellow cherry tomatoes, apple slices, herbs
Add all ingredients, except vodka, to a blender and blend until smooth, scraping down sides of blender as needed.
Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve; * discard solids.
Fill two collins glasses with ice and pour 2 ounces vodka into each glass. Divide tomato mixture between glasses and stir to combine. Season with additional lime juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, hot sauce and salt to desired taste.
* I don’t like chunks in my bloody marys, but if you do, only strain half or three-quarters of the mixture.
Equipment you’ll need:
Blender (a high-powered blender works best for this recipe)
Make is vegan:
Leave Worcestershire out or use liquid aminos in its place
- Serving Size: 1 cocktail
- Calories: 197
- Sugar: 9g
- Sodium: 1196mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: Bloody Mary, Green Bloody Mary, Green Cocktail, Brunch Cocktail
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