Quick!  Drink This Before All The Tomatoes Are Gone!

Quick! Drink This Before All The Tomatoes Are Gone!

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I don’t know what it’s like in your neck of the woods, but around these parts we still have a few good tomatoes left at the farmers market. So that’s what I’m calling this drink–The Farmers Market.  Hurry up and make a batch while you still can.

The Farmers Market

2 oz vodka per guest (that’s a minimum–you know that, right? I’m drinking Square One Organic Vodka, made from rye.)

A whole bunch of really amazing tomatoes

Sliced fresh peppers, mild or hot (a safe bet might be mild with one fresh jalapeno thrown in there)

Cucumbers, peeled


Basil or cilantro

Tonic water (get the good stuff like Q Tonic or Fever Tree)

Save a few of the more attractive vegetative ingredients for garnishes. Take the rest and cut them up and put them in a big measuring cup or pitcher.  Pour the vodka on top.  Thoroughly mash everything with a muddler or wooden spoon. Let it sit around for a few hours while you get on the phone and round up some party guests, or sweep the porch, or feed the chickens, or whatever else needs doing.

Fill small Mason jars, short tumblers, or tall, skinny Collins glasses with ice. Strain the vodka mixture into each glass, top with tonic water, and garnish with whatever looks pretty.  Happy Wednesday, y’all!



Posted by

Amy Stewart
on October 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm, in the category Drink This, Feed Me, Garden Rant Cocktail Hour.

    • elizabeth baker
    • 18th September 2016
    • JTG
    • 30th September 2016

    And serve the mashed up drained drunken veggies with some salty tortilla chips or use as a base for ceviche or a crabmeat pasta salad — don’t just toss it on the compost pile for the skunks to enjoy…

    • Timeless Environments
    • 12th October 2016

    Funny, when I go back to California and stay at my Mexican Brother in-law and sister’s place in the desert around Ocotillo next to the border, that is exactly what we have for breakfast along with Chorizo , eggs and potatoes.

    • admin
    • 11th November 2016

    Oh darn. Our tomatoes are done, had some cold nights. That sounds so much better than the plain old bloody marys I will have at the post wedding day brunch. Gonna save this recipe for next years crop.

    • Catherine
    • 12th November 2016

    Woo hoo! Now I’m excited – tomato season just starting here in Oz. This sounds perfect with a summer BBQ, with more ‘goodness’ in the salsa on the side.

    • Amy Stewart
    • 13th November 2016

    just testing something…

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