1 pound tomatillos, husked, trimmed, and quartered 1/2 pint (about 7 ounces) green or yellow grape or cherry tomatoes 2 Persian cucumbers, roughly chopped, plus more for garnish 2 garlic cloves peeled and roughly chopped 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice, plus more for mixing the cocktail and for garnish 1 serrano or Thai chile, halved and seeded (if desired), plus more for garnish 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 ounces Hangar 1 Straight Vodka Fresh cilantro leaves and stems 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish (not creamed) 3/4 teaspoon green hot sauce 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 pinch of celery seeds Ice Smoked sea salt optional for garnish Cooked shrimp peeled, but with tail left on, optional for garnish Tortilla chips optional for garnish Scallions optional for garnishPREPARATION:
For the base: Combine the tomatillos, tomatoes, the 2 cucumbers, 2 garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, 1 Serrano chile, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt in a blender and process until very smooth, at least 30 seconds.
For the cocktail: If you want a salted rim, take a lime wedge and run it around the edge of a tall glass and then dip the glass rim in the smoked salt.To make one drink, place 2 cilantro sprigs in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and, using a wooden spoon or muddler, tap on the cilantro until it’s bruised. Combine 5 ounces of the Base with the vodka, the horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire, celery seeds, and juice from the lime wedge in a cocktail shaker. Add ice to fill halfway then stir with a bar spoon until the shaker is cold, about 10 stirs. Pour the drink and ice into a serving glass, garnish with any or all of the garnishes.