Tomatillo & Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Trademark red turns to green in this take on a Bloody Mary, which uses tart tomatillos as its base instead of tomatoes. Tequila and chiles round out the Mexican flavor profile.

Recipe adapted from Todd Thrasher, Restaurant Eve/ The Majestic/PX, Alexandria, VA

Green Mary Is Out Of Her Can
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Make this Green Mary Is Out Of Her Can cocktail from Todd Thrasher at Restaurant Eve/ The Majestic/ PX in Alexandria, VA.
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Total time: 10 minutes
  • 2 small tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 1 fresh jalapeño chile, halved and seeded
  • 1 fresh serrano chile, halved and seeded
  • 4 cilantro sprigs
  • Pinch of salt
  • Lemon wedge
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce silver tequila
  • Ice
  1. Adjust the oven rack to the uppermost position and heat the broiler to high. Place the tomatillos on an aluminum-foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and broil until they begin to darken, about 2 minutes. Use tongs to turn tomatillos over and char their other sides, 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add the charred tomatillos (and any juices), ½ of a jalapeño, ½ of a serrano, the cilantro, salt, the lemon wedge and 1 lime wedge (save the other halves of the chiles for another use). Use a muddler to crush the chile mixture until everything is well combined. Add the vodka, tequila, 1 ounce water and ice. Cover and shake well, then strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.
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