Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hump Day Cocktail of the Week: Let's Get Savory!

Say the word Daiquiri and many people probably flinch with memories of poolside Spring Breaks gone awry with one-too-many of the super sweet slushy drinks, but this Summer, reclaim your rum with this savory, grown-up version that's sure to impress.

Tomato Daiquiri
3 Fresh Cherry Tomatoes
2 oz. Aged Rum
1 oz. Lime Juice
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Muddle Tomatoes in a mixing glass, add remaining ingredients, shake, strain and pour.

An easy and natural replacement for tomato's pièce de résistance, the Bloody Mary, try adding a dash of hot sauce or pepper to achieve a truly heavenly sweet-spicy mix with just enough acid to balance it out. A cayanne pepper/sugar rim might be another fun way to kick this classic into high gear. Salud!

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