One of the best ways to feature the season's ripest and most flavorful tomatoes is in a refreshing summer cocktail. We created this Tomato Water Martini recipe by using the strained juice - or what we call the "water" - of plump tomatoes, which gives you the wonderful essence of the fruit. The "water" is different than using the whole pureed tomato juice. The result is wonderfully light yet still packs a punch of tomato goodness!
Fresh Water Tomato Martini
Makes 1 cocktail
2 - 2 1/2 jiggers of fresh tomato water
1- 1 1/2 jiggers of vodka or gin
In a blender, puree 2 ripe tomatoes. Strain the pulp through a fine flour sack cloth or cheesecloth into a bowl, tightening the towel to get as much juice as possible. Fill a martini shaker 3/4 of the way with ice. Add the vodka or gin and the freshly strained tomato water, and shake well. Strain over a martini glass and serve immediately.