Cocktail of the Week: Tomato Martini


Tomato MartiniCocktail of the Week: Tomato Martini
It’s that time of summer when fresh, ripe tomatoes are everywhere. Mix up a little tomato vodka and enjoy sipping the fresh flavors of summer!

1 lb ripe tomatoes – one big beefsteak may be enough!
8 oz of your favorite Vodka
½ oz of Dry Vermouth
1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
Pinch of Salt
Cherry Tomato, Basil and Olives for garnish
Makes 4

Cut the Tomato into quarters and place into a blender or food processor. Pulse a few times. Add Vodka and blend to a fine puree.
Strain the puree into a bowl or pitcher using a fine mesh strainer. Add Dry Vermouth, Red Wine Vinegar and a pinch of Salt. Pour into a shaker with ice – shake and pour into chilled glasses.
Garnish with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Olives. Enjoy!

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Cocktail of the Week: Strawberry Citrus Smash


Strawberry Citrus SmashFor this cocktail cooler use ripe, fresh Strawberries for a pure taste of summer!

2 cups frozen Strawberries
¼ cup Rose’s Lime juice
¼ cup Lemonade
2 oz Lemon Flavored Vodka
1/4 oz Grand Marnier or another Orange Flavored Liquor

Clean and hull fresh strawberries at least a day in advance. Place the strawberries in a single layer on cookie sheet and put into the freezer until frozen. Once frozen, transfer the fruit to a freezer container or storage bag. Can’t wait? Pick up a bag or two of frozen strawberries at your local grocery store.

Put all of the ingredients in a blender and puree. Pour into tall glasses, garnish with Strawberry and enjoy!