Tomatillo Bloody Mary for The Walking Dead


Season 6 of The Walking Dead is here and beware of the Wolves!

Fear the Walking Dead has been perfectly timed so that I don’t go through zombie withdrawal.  So many questions will get answered! Are Rick and the group moving on and leaving the Alexandrians behind? Is there going to be a repeat of what happened at the prison where their safe space will come under attack and become a death trap? Will Rick executing Pete alienate Rick from the group even further? And guys…. Morgan is back! He’s got it together and we’ve seen him adopt a more zen attitude to living and slaying the undead. I’m excited to see how his character has developed over the course of his absence and what dynamic he’ll add to the group. But of course what I’m looking forward to most are more walkers!

With all this death and oozing decay around us, I’m craving something refreshing but still a bit … ghoulish. I’m going with a twist on the classic Bloody Mary with bright, tangy, oozy, green tomatillos and a splash of Worshestshire and hot sauce for a splattering of bloody gore!

Tomatillo Blood Mary (Yield: 2 cocktails)


6 tomatillos – husked, rinsed, and chopped
½ medium English cucumber – peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves
1T fresh cilantro
1T flat leaf parsley
¼ jalapeño – seeded and chopped
½ cup cold water
2T fresh lime juice
1 heaping tsp sugar
Coarse salt
Cayenne pepper
Worcestershire sauce
Hot sauce
½ cup chilled vodka
Ice cubes


  1. Puree tomatillos, cucumber, cilantro, parsley, jalapeño, water, lime juice, sugar, ¼ tsp salt, and pinch of cayenne pepper. Blend till smooth. Stir in vodka. Place in fridge until chilled.
  2. Blend 2T of salt and ½ tsp cayenne pepper on small plate. Wet rim with lime wedge and dip rim in salt mixture to coat. Stir the tomatillo mix well to redistribute and pour equally into each ice-filled glass.
  3. Splash hot sauce on top first, and then the Worcestershire sauce to float on top of the hot sauce.
  4. Recommended to serve with celery and tortilla chips.

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