Cocktails with Benefits!
They don't exactly sound like conventional margarita ingredients, do they? But this take on the margarita shows off the sweeter side of tomatoes.
And for a show stopping garnish, grill skewered tomatoes before adding to the drink!
Cherry Tomato Margarita
Start to finish 10 minutes
In a cocktail shaker combine 3 or 4 sweet yellow cherry tomatoes and a pinch of coarse or flaked sea salt; muddle tomatoes until broken up and juiced. Add 3 Tbsp. (1 ½ oz.) silver tequila, 1 Tbsp. (1/2 oz.) orange liqueur, 1 Tbsp. (1/2 oz.) fresh lime juice, and 1 Tbsp. (1/2 oz.) Simple Syrup. Add ice cubes; cover and shake until very cold. Double strain liquid into an ice-filled glass. If desired, add some of the muddled tomatoes. Makes 1 serving.
In a small saucepan combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool. Store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
Share in the comments below your favorite additions or modifications to this cocktail with benefits!