| August 25, 2014

Let's be honest — brunch wouldn't really be brunch without some alcohol.

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But if you really want to shake things up, Jazz at Kitano Hotel in New York offers a summery, less soupy alternative to the bloody mary. Their Cilantini features muddled cherry tomatoes, dried chili pepper, lime, and (of course), cilantro, shaken with vodka, making it more along the lines of a bloody martini with a healthier dose of spice.

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Watch the video above to see how it's made, the try serving up some Cilantinis at your next brunch gathering.

Shake Things Up With a Brand New Brunch Cocktail: The Cilantini



  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 dried red chili pepper
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 dash salt
  • Splash of simple syrup
  • 2 oz. Grey Goose Vodka


  1. In a tumbler, muddle cilantro, tomatoes, chili pepper, lime, salt, and simple syrup.
  2. Add vodka to mixture and shake with ice.
  3. Strain into a martini glass and enjoy!