things i want right now: summer cocktails

Tomato-Tequila Fizz Recipe

(c) Hector Sanchez @Southern Living

About me:  I L-O-V-E tequila.  Love it.  So when breezing through our work subscription to Southern Living magazine during a few moments of downtime today, this summer cocktail jumped right off the page.  Muddled grape tomato halves, fresh mint, agave nectar, and tequila– voila!  Gazpacho in a glass.  Or at least that’s what I am imagining it will be like.  I’ve yet to experiment with the recipe, but will plan on doing so as soon as I can get my hands on some local cherry tomatoes.  Here’s what you have to do:

Muddle 3/4 cup grape (or cherry) tomatoes, 1/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves, 1 lime, cut into wedges, and 1/4 tsp kosher salt in a medium bowl to release flavors.

Stir in 2 cups tequila and 1/2 cup agave nectar; let stand 15 minutes.

Discard pulp and leaves by straining through fine mesh.  Refrigerate for at least an hour.

Mix with club soda to taste, chinks of half tomatoes, and mint leaves for garnish.  Enjoy!

See also: cucumber gin & tonic.  Featured alongside the tequila drink was this summer gem, for the friends of gin over the tequila amigos.

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