Did Easter Sunday reignite brunch vibes for anyone else? Well it reignited something for us and have we got a fun variation for you.

If you are looking for a spicy twist on a Bloody Mary, we got you! This Blood Mary is colored green by swapping out red tomatoes for green and yellow ones AND we popped in some tomatillos!

What are tomatillos, KK?

These tomato related veggie are also known as the Mexican husk tomato, is a plant of the nightshade family bearing small, spherical, and green or green-purple fruit of the same name. Tomatillos are a staple of Mexican cuisine, they are eaten raw and cooked in a variety of dishes, particularly salsa verde, and let me tell you: It’s AMAZING in salsa verde. Look at these beauties!

What is my secret weapon? The Right Hot Sauce!

 You are welcome to use any green hot sauce you want but I freaking love the tang and light heat from Trader Joe’s Yuzu Kosho Hot Sauce. I put it on everything. Tacos, Pad Thai, rice, salad, Bloody Marys. You name it!

Again use any green hot sauce you like but this one is exquisite with this Bloody Mary and it’s actually not terribly spicy!

So we woke up today and chose violence. Which do you like better: Bloody Mary or Mimosa?!? Sound off in the comments below! SPOILER ALERT: We love both! ?

Cheers, babe!

Spicy Green Bloody Mary

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
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  • 1 cup yellow and green cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 3 tomatillos, chopped (1½ cups)

  • ½ green apple, chopped

  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon horseradish

  • 1 sprig of each parsley and cilantro

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire

  • ½ teaspoon green hot sauce, we used Trader Joe’s Yuzu Hot Sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ⅛ teaspoon celery seed

  • 4 ounces vodka, divided

  • Garnish: lime wedges, yellow cherry tomatoes, apple slices, herbs, bacon!


  1. Add all ingredients, except vodka, to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If it’s chunky, strain it through a mesh strainer or only part of it if you like it chunky.
  3. Fill two chilled collins glasses with ice and pour 2 ounces vodka into each glass.
  4. Divide tomato juice between glasses and stir to combine.
  5. Season with additional lime juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, hot sauce, and salt to taste.
  6. Feel free to add ice. Garnish with your fresh produce goodies.

Tips & Tricks:
? Choose the right hot sauce! Using a hot sauce that compliments the flavor profiles of your Bloody Mary, really makes a difference!

tomatillos on a wooden surface

Karen Khounthavong

But you can call me KK! I'm an over-caffeinated brand designer & photographer with a mixology habit. I love to inspire people to be their most empowered, creative selves so that the world can be a more magical and celebratory place.