Field Notes

Green Chili Bloody Maria

Kick your brunch game up a notch by going green with the Green Chili Bloody Maria. A Bloody Maria swaps out the vodka in a Bloody Mary for tequila. If you think that's loco, this Bloody Maria isn't your traditional red. We use salsa verde and green Tabasco sauce to give this Bloody Maria a tangy bite. Finish off with your favorite Blood Mary fixings or get in the complete Blood Maria spirit by topping off your cocktail with some Pequin Chili Salt

Green Chili Bloody Maria

Makes 1 Beverage


🌶 2 fl oz salsa verde
🌶 several dashes green Tabasco hot sauce
🌶 .25 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
🌶 1.5 fl oz tequila blanco
🌶 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
🌶 5 teaspoon grated horseradish
🌶 healthy pinch The Chili Lab Péquin Chili Salt & black pepper
🌶 pickled vegetables to garnish


Pour salsa verde, Tabasco, and fresh lemon juice into a 16 oz. glass. Stir together. Then pour in the tequila and give another stir. Keep stirring as you add the Worcestershire sauce and horseradish. Finally, add your fixings, black pepper, and Chili Lab Péquin Chili Salt to taste. Then...taste!


Green Chili & Pork Stew Recipe

For our version of the classic New Mexican dish, we used a mixture of fresh, readily available green chilies and canned Hatch chilies, but if you have access to fresh Hatch chilies, by all means use them.

Top this dish with a refreshing relish of diced fresh tomatoes, minced shallot, oil and vinegar, or serve with a dollop of sour cream.

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Master Class: Green Chili & Pork Stew

In the hearts of New Mexicans, green chili stew is a totem of home. And like any symbolic dish, there are endless conflicting opinions about the “proper” preparations.  

The stew’s foundation is, of course, green chilies, preferably Hatch variety. Indigenous to New Mexico and named for the valley in which they are grown, Hatch chiles range in heat level from mild to medium, with a clean, vegetal flavor. They’re available fresh from mid to late summer, and many specialty stores carry canned Hatch chilies year-round.

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