A green Bloody Mary or a "Verde Maria", as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen.
Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Verde Maria

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 serving


Tomatillo Puree:


  1. Add the Tomatillo Puree, gin, cucumber juice, lime juice, celery salt, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire and black pepper to a mixing tin, add large ice and shake vigorously. Single-strain over fresh ice into a glass, garnish with celery and serve.

Tomatillo Puree:

Yield: 12 ounces
  1. Preheat the oven to low broil.
  2. Put the tomatillos on a baking sheet and place under the broiler until roasted and blackened, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
  3. In a blender, combine the tomatillos, pickle brine, cucumber juice, cilantro and salt and blend until completely pureed. Add more cucumber juice or water if the mixture is too thick.