A Deliciously Green Bloody Mary Recipe for Saint Patrick's Day

Updated 03/16/18

I don't know about you, but I'm not really into tomato juice. I do, however, love the idea of a savory cocktail. In my experience, the key to mixing up a delicious drink is striking a balance between bright, fresh flavors and liberal heat. In celebration of Saint Patrick's Day, I thought a green take on the hangover-curing brunch classic that adheres to these principles was in order.

In this variation, I swap the tomato juice for fresh green ingredients, including a homemade, vegetable-infused vodka (it's really easy to make, I promise). If you want to make your Bloody Mary super festive, feel free to add a shot or two of your favorite kale juice to make it extra green.

Keep scrolling for this deliciously green Bloody Mary recipe (and put the green beer down).

Green bloody mary recipe
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Ingredients:

Makes one four-ounce drink

1⁄3 cup thinly sliced cucumber
1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. fresh cilantro leaves
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch of ground cumin
Pinch of celery seeds
1 oz. vegetable-infused vodka (recipe below)
1/2 tsp. green hot sauce (like green Tabasco)
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tbsp. pickle or olive brine
1 oz. club soda (optional)
1 celery stalk

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Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, cumin, and celery seeds. Add the infused vodka, green hot sauce, Worcestershire, lime juice, pickle/olive juice, and ice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into a glass, top with club soda if you wish, and serve with a celery stalk.

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Ingredients for vegetable-infused vodka:

1 liter vodka
1 green bell pepper
1 small cucumber
1 carrot
1 teaspoon celery seed
2 sprigs parsley
1 garlic clove, halved

1 liter vodka
1 green bell pepper
1 small cucumber
1 carrot
1 teaspoon celery seed
2 sprigs parsley
1 garlic clove, halved

Directions:

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This story was originally published on March 16, 2015, and has since been updated.

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