Heirloom Tomato Mojito

March 22, 2013

in American,Beverages,Cocktails,Cuban,Recipes

Heirloom Tomato Mojito

I know this recipe comes to you a bit early… considering we only left winter behind us just a few days ago and summer seems like a while out.

But trust me, summer well be here sooner than you think. At least that is what my wishful thinking leads me to believe. So, bookmark this baby and be ready to enjoy a very light and refreshing cocktail on one of those scorching hot summer days.

Heirloom Tomato Mojito
 
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Recipe type: Cocktial
Serves: 2
Ingredients
Heirloom Tomato Mojito
  • 1-2 small heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 1½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces basil syrup
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 4 ounces rum
  • sparkling water
Basil Syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large basil leaves
Directions
Heirloom Tomato Mojito
  1. In a cocktail shaker muddle tomato slices, lime juice and basil syrup.
  2. Add a few ice cubes, mint leaves and rum, shake well. Pour into two tall glass with ice. Top each glass with sparkling water, stir and garnish with fresh mint, lime, and a ½ heirloom tomato.
Basil Syrup
  1. In a small saucepan combine water, sugar, and basil. Bring to a boil, allow to boil for 2 minutes. Remove leaves, reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.

 

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1 robin nunes March 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm

I am the author of The Nunes Family Cookbook, which was recently published and is available @ barnes and noble, as well as amazon. My next book project is a collection of cocktails and libations. Was wondering if it would be possible to use your decadant Reese’s Peanut Butter Martini recipe in book? Thank you, Robin Nunes

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