Maria Verde

A handful of self-respecting barkeeps like Naren Young are reinventing the brunch favorite—the Bloody Mary—with fresh veggies, different liquors (or none at all) and garnishes that actually serve a purpose beyond a high calorie count.

  • 1 750-ml bottle of 100% agave blanco Tequila 
  • 1 liter tomatillo juice
  • 6 ounces green bell pepper juice
  • 6 ounces cucumber juice
  • 6 ounces celery juice
  • 4 ounces lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 ounce white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 2 ounces green Tabasco sauce

Mix everything in a pitcher and refrigerate for 2 hours. Pour into long glasses over ice. Garnish with a long cucumber slice. Makes 25 servings.

Published on December 8, 2015

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