Tomato Basil Martini

Bloggers Adam and Joanne Gallagher from Inspired Taste make a refreshing martini variation for tomato lovers.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 1

4
fresh basil leaves
1
small fresh mozzarella cheese ball
1
cherry tomato
1/4
cup vodka (2 oz)
1/3
cup tomato juice
Dash salt
Ice cubes

  • 1 Wrap 1 of the basil leaves around mozzarella ball. Thread mozzarella and cherry tomato on cocktail pick or skewer; set aside for garnish.
  • 2 Add vodka and remaining 3 basil leaves to cocktail shaker; use muddler or wooden spoon to muddle basil, releasing its flavor into vodka.
  • 3 Add tomato juice, salt and enough ice to fill shaker; shake until well chilled. Pour into ice-filled glass (discard basil from shaker). Add garnish.

Expert Tips

Instead of the mozzarella and tomato garnish, simply garnish the cocktail with a basil leaf on the side of the glass.

To make this for a crowd, multiply the ingredients per number of guests and use a pitcher instead of a cocktail shaker for mixing. Refrigerate until guests arrive, and pour the cocktails into ice-filled glasses just before serving.