Thursday, June 25, 2009

green tomato leaf martini

Nothing in the world smells better to me than green tomato leaves-- and I have tried unsuccessfully for years to infuse that smell into vodka. I finally realized that by muddling them in the drink a little and garnishing with leaves the scent comes through much better. So I made a dirty gin martini (I don't really like vodka except as a base for infusions) added plenty of tomato leaves and finished it off with a little pickled green tomato.

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