I was lying in bed one night a couple of years ago, and trying to come up with some new, exciting drinks for Red Agave’s cocktail menu. This was in the late summer of 2002. Anyway, tomatoes were very much in the twilight of their season, so I thought it would be fun to come up with something that used tomatoes that was not a Bloody Mary.
So there, I was, lying there and trying to come up with drinks, when it hit me: how about a drink that celebrated the tomato as a fruit, rather than a vegetable? Thus, the Tomato Daiquiri was born.
A lot of people really cringe at the thought of this drink, but the tomato truly lends a very fruity, almost berry-like quality to the daiquiri.
Tomato Daiquiri Print Me
- 2 oz Mt. Gay Eclipse rum
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1 tsp organic tomato puree
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. I like to garnish the glass with cherry tomatoes when they're available.
Recipe printed courtesy of jeffreymorgenthaler.com