My garden has an overabundance of tomatoes right now. I’ve had to incorporate them into almost every single dish I’ve made for the last few months and I’m pretty sure my poor family is starting to regret letting me grow a garden. So, in an effort to do something completely different, I put them in a cocktail.
Because everything is better with vodka, right?
For this drink, I used fresh cherry tomatoes and basil muddled with lemon to create a light, refreshing cocktail that is perfect for the cool evenings we have been having now that it is fall (and it uses up those extra tomatoes you might have left on the vines).
Tomato Basil Cocktail
4 basil leaves
4 cherry tomatoes
1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
1 1/2 ounces vodka
2 cherry tomatoes and basil leaves for garnish
Fill rocks glass with ice.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle cherry tomatoes and basil with the fresh squeezed lemon juice.
Add vodka and ice and shake.
Strain contents of cocktail shaker into rocks glass filled with ice.
Top with soda water and garnish with cherry tomatoes on a skewer and a few leaves of basil.
Makes 1 cocktail.
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