St Paddy’s Day Bloody Mary

Tomatillo and Green Chile Bloody Mary Recipe

Craving a little extra flavor from your bloody Mary?  Try this amazing recipe formulated for a recent Two Cow Garage house concert.

In addition to the traditional bloody Mary recipe, I wanted to offer something truly unique and truly satisfying.  I’d been experimenting with tomatillos, green chilis, and a few other traditional Mexican ingredients.  These little green Mexican tomatoes add a tangy citrus dimension to a drink or dish.  It took a few runs to get it just right, but the final product was a big hit.  I have subsequently ordered a few more gallons of crushed tomatillos.

Don’t bother making an individual drink-go for at least a pitcher.  As Ernest Hemingway said, “anything less is worthless!”

Green bloody Mary

  • 15 oz crushed tomatillos
  • 15 oz Clamato juice
  • 6 to 8 oz Patron Silver tequila
  • 6 oz canned green chilies
  • 4 TBSP prepared horseradish
  • 2 oz Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TBSP celery salt
  • 4 fresh limes
  • 1 TBSP cracked pepper
  • 2 TBSP Tabasco Sauce
  • Fresh cilantro to taste

Add all ingredients except Patron silver tequila and limes to a large pitcher, mixing bowl, or blender.  Blend until consistency is homogeneous.  For a thinner mix, add more Clamato.  Squeeze limes into the mix and stir.  Refrigerate for an hour or two before serving.  Pour over ice, add spirits of choice and mix thoroughly  ** Do not add vodka or tequila until serving.

Garnish with your favorite snacks and serve with an ice cold beer chaser while listening to “American Static,” by Two Cow Garage.  You’ll feel high as a Goddamned kite.

-Greg Tooke My short bio

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