Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Tomato Martin and Cucumber

When I painted this I had no idea there was a recipe for a Tomato Martini. Now I have not tried it but I will. I like Bloody Mariy's so I would think this would be just as taste. Now the recipe does not call for a cucumber but what the heck live on the edge and garnish with a slice.

Ice cubes
1 1/2 ounces gin
1 teaspoon dry white vermouth
3 ounces Tomato Water, recipe follows
2 tablespoons tomato based vegetable juice (recommended: V-8)
1/2 lemon, plus a twist for garnish
Couple drops Pernod, optional
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Hot sauce
Garnish: Olive, cherry tomato, and cocktail onion on a swizzle stick or toothpick
Fill a cocktail shaker or small pitcher with ice cubes. Add the gin, vermouth, tomato water, vegetable juice, and a healthy squeeze of lemon juice. Add a couple drops of Pernod if desired--it adds a nice background flavor, but more than 1 or 2 drops will overpower the drink. Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of hot sauce.
Cover and shake vigorously until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, the drink is ready by the time the shaker mists up.) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the olive, tomato, and onion garnish. Drink.
Tomato Water:
1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch sugar
Puree the tomatoes and their juices with the salt and a pinch of sugar. Line a small sieve with a coffee filter and set over a bowl. Pour the tomato into the sieve and set aside to strain, about 3 hours. Discard the solids and save the tomato liquid. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Yield: about 2 cups

Tomato Martini and Cucumber,vegetables
Tomato Martini and Cucumber,vegetables, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Tomato Martini and Cucumber
10x8 oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas

Media: oil
Size: 8 in X 10 in (20.3 cm X 25.4 cm)
Price: $150 USD

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