Fresh Tomato Martini - Tomato Week Part 4

July 31, 2008

 Fresh Tomato Water Martini Recipe

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.



peteformation's picture

Mmmm.. good combination for a drink.... Cheers

Melanie D's picture

Tomato Martini? I wonder how it tastes. Intriguing.

Dreama's picture

This sounds perfect for a hot summer afternoon.

Sean's picture

Mmm. Just last night I tasted a cocktail at Range in San Francisco made with gin, cherry tomato water and ... I dunno, some other stuff. Anyway it was amazing.

Sean's picture

Oh -- it was 209 gin, sungold tomatoes, agave nectar, and lemon. Sungold zinger:

GirlCanBake's picture

What a beautiful cocktail! I love the idea of fresh tomato water with all the tomatoes I have in my backyard right now!

Eric's picture

This is a fantastic martini. I first tried it about 3 years ago and fell in love. Be careful with these as the tomato broth hides the vodka quite well.