This ingenious twist on the classic Mary is slightly tarter. When tomatillos are pureed with cucumber and jalapeno, the juice takes on a gorgeous green color.
Puree tomatillos, cucumber, jalapeno, water, lime juice, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and a generous pinch of cayenne pepper in a blender until smooth. Stir in vodka. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
Meanwhile, stir together 2 teaspoons saltand 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper on asmall plate. Wet the rims of 4 glasses withlime wedge, and dip each in salt mixture,turning to coat. Stir Tomatillo Mary mixturewell, and divide among 4 ice-filled glasses.