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Bloody Mary with Roasted Tomatillos

Switch up your regular red tomato Bloody Mary for this spicy roasted tomatillo version. Capture the smoky flavor with charred tomatillos and chili adobo and serve with giant shrimp and bacon strips!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 67kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 2 pounds tomatillos
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 in red chili adobo sauce adding more will increase the heat level but the blended tomatillos will come out more brown than green
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon horseradish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3-4 drops Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 4 tablespoons vodka

For Garnishing

  • Bacon strips
  • Celery sticks
  • Olives
  • Jumbo shrimp


  • Take the outer leaves from the tomatillos and discard them.
  • Cut the tomatillos in half, horizontally and lay them on a baking tray or plate with the insides facing up.
  • Drizzle with the olive oil and season lightly with salt and black pepper.
  • Preheat the grill to high.
  • Lay the tomatillos onto the grill inside facing down and grill for about 4-5 minutes and then turn them over and repeat. They should be charred but not too much. Let them cool.
  • Once the tomatillos are cool, add them to a blender with the adobo chili and blend until well pureed.
  • Take a highball style glass capable of holding 2 cups and set aside.
  • Add 1.5 cups of the tomatillo puree to a cocktail shaker.
  • Add a couple of ice cubes along with the lemon juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, cayenne and vodka.
  • Put the lid on the shaker and shake until the outside becomes frosty and cold to the touch.
  • Pour the contents into your glass.
  • Serve at once with olives, bacon, celery and one jumbo shrimp.


2 pounds of tomatillos should yield 3 cups when blended.
3 cups of tomatillo puree will make 2 tall Bloody Mary's (2 cup glass) or 4 smaller glasses (1 cup glass)


Calories: 67kcal