I was scared about this post. The idea popped into my head and I loved it....then thought about it more, and nearly vomited.
I'm so happy I experimented and went with my gut.
After all the nasty green beer attempts and other attempts and turning drinks green with dreaded food coloring, I wanted to try something else. Something that was naturally green, healthy, and a bit naughty.
What better time to experiment and play around than St. Patrick's Day. I know many people that like to start there a.m. with a drink on this celebratory day (no judgment) and although I am mostly Greek, I'm also Irish so I best be representing my roots.
Low and behold. My Green Mary. What a beauty and not too different than my regular drink of choice; green juice...with the added companion, Vodka!
Bloody Marys. Perfect hangover drink. Perfect morning drink. A meal in a glass. You have your celery, tomatoes, olives, salt and vodka. What's not too love- other than the red hue.
This mighty fine, green fighting machine is...get this, delicious AND healthy. I was apprehensive that I couldn't pull it all together and make my favorite bloody drink green, I almost lost hope.
Thanks to Google and adapting a Green Bloody Mary recipe from Food Republic, I came up with a delicious drink to start your St. Patty's morn.
My Holy Green Mary
yellow tomatoes, chopped
tomatillos, husks removed
cucumber, peeled and chopped
green apple, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
3-4 dashes green jalapeno Tabasco
1/2 teaspoon white horseradish
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1 splash olive juice
- Blend the tomatoes, tomatillos, cucumber, spinach, and apple until smooth
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the mixture with the rest of the ingredients and shake until chilled
- Pour into a glass and garnish to your hearts desire
The key is to make sure it is extra chilled.
You have to make this. Sooo good and truth be told, I am very proud of myself. Now go make yourself one and maybe, just maybe, you will find a wee Leprechaun who will tell you were your pot of gold is after a few :)
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