Verde Mary Cocktail (Gluten Free & Vegan)

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Cucumber quick pickle mix-in

  • 2/3 cup peeled and diced cucumber
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Maldon salt
  • juice of 1 large lime
  • 2 tablespoons Bee Free Honee, agave, or honey

Verde drink

  • 12 ounces tomatillo puree
  • 2 ounce cilantro juice
  • 2 ounce cucumber juice
  • juice of 4 large lime
  • 1 teaspoon minced lemongrass
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 8 ounces ice cold vodka
  • ice


  • Strips of cucumber
  • Lime wheels
  • Red Fresno pepper slices
  • Finely ground coconut bacon


Make the quick pickle mix-in

  1. In a small bowl combine the diced cucumber, Maldon salt, juice of 1 large lime, and Bee Free Honee. Stir well to combine; set aside to marinate.

Make the base

  1. Combine the tomatillo puree, cilantro juice, cucumber juice, lime juice, lemongrass, ginger, black pepper, paprika, garlic, salt , vodka, and a few cubes of ice in a large martini shaker. Gently shake the mixture a few times to combine.

Build your Verde Mary

  1. Rub a lime wheel around the lip of each glass and immediately dip the rim into the ground coconut bacon. Wrap a cucumber slice around the inside of each glass and fill the glass with ice. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of the quick pickle in each glass then fill each glass with the Verde Mary mixture. Place a lime wheel on the lip of each glass and place a red pepper slice in each glass.


To spice up your Verde Mary place a few slices of Fresno pepper into the martini shaker along with your base before shaking.

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