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Green Bloody Maria Recipe

Green Bloody Maria Recipe

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March 13, 2014

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Jess Novak

Ok, so tequila may not hail from the Land of the Leprechauns, but with its spicy kick, we can make room at the table for this green cocktail.

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Ingredients

  • 1 slice jalapeno
  • 1 pinch minced garlic
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch cilantro
  • 4 cucumber slices
  • 1 Ounce lime juice
  • Half-ounce agave nectar
  • 2 Ounces Milagro Silver
  • 1 tomatillo

Directions

Blend all ingredients without ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass with ice. Garnish with cucumber.

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Green Bloody Mary – Verde Mary

Tomatillos give the traditional Bloody Mary a green twist for a Verde Mary or Green Bloody Mary. This spicy colorful take on the classic cure-all cocktail will have you serving them every weekend.

There aren’t too many people out there who love brunch more than I do! When it comes to brunch foods I’m all in, especially when it includes my favorites like Homemade Blueberry Pancakes, Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal, and Lemon Raspberry Coffee Cake.

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GREEN BLOODY MARY from @Chickologist

Now and then you come across someone who really knows their spirits and Rachael Robbins (AKA @Chickologist) knows liquor better than most. This recipe comes from Rachael: she was facing a cold New York morning and needed the perfect brunch drink. She started with TRU Garden vodka and got to work making the best homemade green tomatillo salsa.

Not for the fainthearted or anyone new to cocktailing, this is a tricky cocktail because the fresh Green Bloody Mary mix takes a little concentration but it’s well worth the effort. We’ll admit, we don’t always go all out with the garnish but, if you have time to spare, a deviled egg and fried oyster makes the perfect pairing. Thanks again Rachael and @CapacityImages for the photo.

Try this Green Bloody Mary with deep fried appetizers or your favorite brunch dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz TRU Garden Vodka
  • 1.5 Tomatillos, peeled and seeded
  • 1/2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/6 English Cucumbers
  • 1 handful Fresh Cilantro Leaves
  • 1/6 Yellow Onion
  • 1/6 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 oz Filtered Water
  • 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • Pinch Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Jalapeno, trimmed and seeded

PREPARATION

Combine the tomatillo, garlic, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro, onion and bell pepper in a blender and pulse until smooth. Strain Bloody Mary mixture through a metal strainer to remove pulp and seeds, then add lime juice, water and salt to taste. Combine green Bloody Mary mix with vodka and pour into a tall glass with ice. For an extra step, garnish with a deviled egg topped with a fried oyster.

Combine the tomatillo, garlic, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro, onion and bell pepper in a blender and pulse until smooth. Strain Bloody Mary mixture through a metal strainer to remove pulp and seeds, then add lime juice, water and salt to taste. Combine green Bloody Mary mix with vodka and pour into a tall glass with ice. For an extra step, garnish with a deviled egg topped with a fried oyster.

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TRU BLOODY MARY

Not just for brunch! In its simplest form a Bloody Mary is just vodka and tomato juice. We like to think that this is one of the places where the savory flavors of TRU Garden vodka shine. Of course, you can mix it up a bit. Maybe you already have a favorite Bloody Mary mix or you like to make your own. We humbly recommend mixing fresh tomato juice with lime juice, worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, celery salt and cracked black pepper. The ratios for a Bloody Mary can also be tweaked to taste. In this Bloody Mary recipe, we advocate 2oz of TRU Garden vodka to 6oz of mix. That will give you a nice long drink but we've seen equal measures or 2:1 used too. What we're saying is: the best Bloody Mary is really the one you make on the day. Live a little, customize what goes in the glass but stay true to TRU Garden vodka. Pair with any egg dish. Eggs Benedict or Eggs Florentine are the perfect accompaniment as the tomato juice cuts the richness of hollandaise sauce.

THE GRIFFITH

Officially LA's favorite cocktail, The Griffith is an acclaimed award winner. Created in 2014, it evokes the flavors of Los Angeles as it's deep and complex (like a Hollywood actor), fresh (like the breeze off Santa Monica Pier) and unforgettable (like the first time you land at LAX). The Griffith Cocktail is designed to work with freshly prepared food and is the perfect drink to hand your home chef while they prepare a masterpiece. If possible, use local lemons and cucumbers grown in season. You'll like The Griffith Cocktail because it's sweet and fresh with a little bit of a bite. Here's Melkon's take on the drink: ‘Many great cities have signature cocktails. It's time for Los Angeles to create a drink to call its own, something that reflects the local culture that we can savor with friends and share with visitors.’

GARDEN AFFAIR

Created by Litty and Melkon back when Greenbar Distillery was far younger than it is now, this cocktail stands strong. It's the perfect savory cocktail and is a delicious match for rich food. Add as much spicy sauce as your taste buds like. Melkon, in particular, loves a couple more dashes than the rest of us! Pair with either your favorite deli foods or hearty stews and hotpots. The lightness of the cocktail will cleanse your palate during a meal.

DOUBLE LEMON PRESSE

Our go-to cocktail: this is a drink everyone loves. The refreshing taste of real lemons combined with muddled mint is perfect for every season. We call this cocktail a Double Lemon Presse because it's packed with citrus, two ounces of TRU Lemon Vodka and one ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice. It's based on a classic Mint Drop cocktail but we've updated the taste with a nice Greenbar Distillery twist. Serve with a colorful salad or bread and cheese.

MELROSE MULE

The trick to making a great mule is using FRUITLAB Ginger liqueur and soda water. You get the kick of real ginger without any unwanted aftertaste. We love pairing a Melrose Mule organic cocktail with a selection of rustic breads and deli fixings. The taste is strong enough to stand up to strong flavors yet refreshing enough to make it an easy-sipping drink :)

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

This is one smooth cocktail! We like to think it's chosen by the leading ladies in Bel Air but it can definitely be enjoyed by everyone. Using pure cranberry juice in a Fountain of Youth cocktail is key. Look for unsweetened 100% juice. It's now available in most stores and makes a huge taste difference. Plus, it's packed with lovely vitamins and antioxidants. Our version of this classic pairs TRU Lemon vodka with FRUITLAB Hibiscus liqueur for a rich fruit flavor that tastes clean and fresh. The addition of BAR KEEP Lavender bitters adds a certain je ne sais quois. Try pairing with a well-dressed Caesar salad.

GINGER CRISP

If you love the tang of ginger then this is the drink for you. Refreshing, simple and absolutely packed with flavor. Order in, pick your favorite TV show and get comfy!

GREEN BLOODY MARY from @Chickologist

Now and then you come across someone who really knows their spirits and Rachael Robbins (AKA @Chickologist) knows liquor better than most. This recipe comes from Rachael: she was facing a cold New York morning and needed the perfect brunch drink. She started with TRU Garden vodka and got to work making the best homemade green tomatillo salsa. Not for the fainthearted or anyone new to cocktailing, this is a tricky cocktail because the fresh Green Bloody Mary mix takes a little concentration but it's well worth the effort. We'll admit, we don't always go all out with the garnish but, if you have time to spare, a deviled egg and fried oyster makes the perfect pairing. Thanks again Rachael and @CapacityImages for the photo. Try this Green Bloody Mary with deep fried appetizers or your favorite brunch dish.

GINGER SPICE MULE

Enjoy the warmth of ginger and the burst of spice in the delightful cocktail. Pairing the richness of FRUITLAB Ginger Liqueur and the complexity of BAR KEEP Chinese bitters with a burst of soda water makes this an unforgettable Moscow mule. Enjoy with strong flavors. We suggest Thai noodle salad, tandoori chicken or grilled sea bass topped with a zesty salsa.


Green Bloody Mary Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 large Green Tomatoes, chunked
  • 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ cup Baby Spinach
  • 1½ oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Horseradish
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 - 2 oz pouch of Demitri's Classic Bloody Mary Seasoning Mix
  • 1 ½ tsp Green Sriracha (adjust to taste)
  • 4 dashes Fee Brothers Celery Cocktail Bitters
  • Kosher Salt
  • Ground Fresh Pepper for garnish
  • Assorted Bloody Mary garnishes

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Instructions

Purée green tomatoes in a blender until smooth. Pour into a pitcher, add spinach, garlic, lemon juice, bloody mary mix, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, green sriracha, celery bitter, a few grinds of fresh pepper and a pinch of kosher salt, and stir. Pour into a hurricane glass and add 1 ounce of vodka per glass. Add garnish.


Green Chile Bloody Maria Cocktail

Now I do understand that roasting veggies can take some time. This recipe is great when you make it ahead of time so the flavors blend together. But if you want to whip up this Green Chile Bloody Maria Cocktail mix in a hurry just skip that step. You won’t have quite the same smoky flavors, but the end result has a real freshness. You can also tweak it with Mexican spices such as cumin or coriander.

If brunch is your thing, then just jump over to the SoFabFood site for the full cocktail recipe along with a few helpful tips!

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Ingredients - Serves 2:

1lb tomatillos husked and halved

A few splashes of Cholula green hot sauce (it’s very spicy so be warned)

1 pint of yellow & orange cherry tomatoes

1-2 green Thai chilies (also very spicy so 1 for less heat, 2 for very spicy)

1 whole cucumber peeled and cut into quarters

Fresh squeezed lime juice from 2 limes

1 teaspoon of Worcestershire

1 teaspoon of kosher salt

2 teaspoons of cilantro, garlic, and lime seasoning

Handful of Cilantro, stems included

3 ounces of vodka, tequila or gin (I went with vodka)


Spicy Green Bloody Mary

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of green tomatoes (could also use tomatillos)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 drop liquid smoke
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • Lime wedges
  • Oysters on the half shell
  • Jumbo shrimp, cooked, tail on & deveined
  • Cilantro
  • Old Bay for glass rim
  • Vodka

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a Vitamix, except for the optional ingredients.
  2. Start the blend on the lowest setting and gradually increase to 7-8.
  3. Blend for 1.5 to 2 minutes, until smooth with some “pulp.” If you won't use the pulp, blend until completely smooth, move to step 4 and then skip to step 8.
  4. Taste to be sure flavors are to your liking and balance accordingly.
  5. Strain the liquid to separate it from the pulp. After straining, you’ll get a little over 2 cups of liquid and about one half cup of pulp.
  6. Add a 1 tablespoon of the pulp back into the liquid for a subtle spice and texture without making it overly chunky or thick. Stir well and taste. Adjust flavors as needed.
  7. Optional: Use the remaining pulp as a spicy garnish for oysters on the half shell, if desired. I used Kusshi oysters from the west coast.
  8. Sprinkle a plate with Old Bay or a flavored salt of your choice.
  9. Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of a glass.
  10. Place glass rim onto the salted plate.
  11. Fill glasses with ice, 1-2 ounces of vodka and pour the Green Bloody Mary Mix over the ice.
  12. Use the garnishes of your choice.

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Fresh Tomato Bloody Maria's

2 wedges lime
2 tablespoons celery salt
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 serrano, seeds removed, halved
12 ounces 100% blue agave blanco tequila
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon sriracha
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly grated or prepared horseradish
4 cups Fresh Home-Pressed Tomato Juice or commercial organic tomato juice
6 small stalks pickled celery or green onions

Instructions

To prepare the glasses, rub the rim of each glass with a lime wedge. On a saucer, combine the celery salt, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Invert the glass and dip the rim of the glass into the celery salt mixture. Set the glasses aside until serving. Reserve the celery salt.

In a cocktail shaker, place the serrano chile. Muddle the serrano. Add the tequila and shake well. If the tequila isn’t as spicy as you like it, repeat. Strain the tequila into a large pitcher and add the lime juice, Worcestershire, sriracha, balsamic, horseradish, tomato juice, a large pinch of the reserved celery salt and pepper.

To serve, fill the glasses with ice and distribute between the glasses. Stick a stalk of pickled celery in each glass and serve immediately.

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Bloody Maria Coctel

Make the ceviche. In a non-reactive bowl (glass or stainless), mix together the fish and enough lime juice to allow it to float somewhat freely. Let the fish “cook” in the lime juice until it’s as done as you like (for raw tuna, that’s just 20 minutes for me). Drain the fish, leaving a couple of tablespoons of the lime juice behind, then mix in the cucumber, olives and cilantro. Taste and season with salt, usually about 1/2 teaspoon.

Make the bloody maria “broth.” In a small saucepan, mix together the clam juice and dashi power. Bring to a simmer, remove from the heat and allow to cool. (If you’re not using the dashi powder, skip this step.) Mix together the clam juice mixture (or straight clam juice) with the tomato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire and hot sauce. Taste and season with salt if you think it needs it.

Finish the dish. Divide the ceviche between serving goblets or small bowls. Decide if you’re mixing in the mezcal or serving it on the side. If mixing in, stir it into the bloody maria, then pour a portion over each serving of ceviche. Top with sprigs of cilantro and you’re ready to serve.


Our Verdict

Easiest Recipe

Our vote for the easiest recipe is the Clean Mary, although it is not a true Bloody Mary but it tastes almost the same as the true Bloody Mary because of the Bloody Mary Mixer used here.

Fanciest Recipe

The fanciest recipe is undeniably the Waffle Topper Bloody Mary. Easy on the eye without being overwhelming. Plus the waffles are truly to die for.

Most Innovative Recipe

The most innovative recipe goes to the Crispy Tomato Bloody Mary! The crispy breading and the play of the flavors in the spiked tomato got us. You have to try this.

Most Delicious Recipe

The most delicious? Hands down to the Ultimate Bloody Mary. Sky's the limit in this cocktail and it’s a bit mind-blowing too! Bagel, seafoods, cold cuts and cured meat, this Bloody Mary cocktail recipe is really a treat for the senses.