Tomato Elderflower Cocktail
Here’s a fresh use for peak-of-summer tomatoes. Soft, juicy tomatoes work best here, as they’re likely to expel more water. Tomatoes’ lycopene content catapults them to the next nutritional level. Studies show lycopene has anti-inflammatory properties—which is why this beloved fruit may help decrease your risk of heart disease and cancer. St-Germaine adds warm floral notes while fresh lemon rounds out a light, citrusy flavor profile. And with its easy-drinking nature, you could be sipping on this refreshing cocktail late into summer.
- 2 cups fresh tomatoes
- ½ cup filtered water
- 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 3 oz. simple syrup
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- 9 oz. vodka
- 1.5 oz. St-Germaine (elderflower liqueur)
Put tomatoes and a ½ cup of water in a blender and blend on high until smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Pour through a fine sieve into a pitcher; discard the solids
Mix in lemon juice, simple syrup, and salt
Add the 1/3 cup tomato mixture, 3 oz. of vodka and .5 oz. of St-Germaine to the cocktail shaker. Fill with ice: cover and shake well.
Strain evenly into 2 glasses.
Repeat twice with remaining ingredients
Garnish with tomatoes and fresh basil.
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