Tomato Martinis

The separation is due to each liquid having a different density

Wait, you didn’t think we’d skip cocktail night during Tomato Week did you? It’s summer. Make your own tomato juice while you still can.

Tomato Martinis

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 3 ounces fresh tomato juice (see note below)
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • olive or lemon peel for garnish

To make tomato juice, blend about 2 cups worth of tomatoes, about 5 large Romas. Pour into a sieve set over a large bowl. Set aside to strain, pressing with a spoon occasionally. Depending on how juicy your tomatoes are you should get enough juice to make a cocktail in about five minutes. It should take about 30 minutes to strain the entire batch. You’ll want another one.

Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and give it a shake or two. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with olive or lemon peel.

Don’t like gin? You’re forgiven. Use 2 ounces vodka or 1 ounce vodka and one ounce pepper vodka.

One from the archives: No surprises here. You can’t have a tomato week without a Bloody Mary. This would be great with the fresh tomato juice too.

So many vegetables make it a health drink, right?

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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33 Responses to Tomato Martinis

  1. love that your martini pick looks almost exactly like the martini! I’ll bet this is tasty!

  2. you know i can’t turn down a healthy beverage! i love this martini idea – i’ve never liked bloody mary’s die to the thickness. you’ve solved my problems.

  3. ChgoJohn says:

    Tomato martinis? But of course!
    You really crack me up.

  4. The Bloody Mary is a favourite Sunday morning drink and your version looks great. I think I’d drink my Martini dry as in Dean Martin’s version when the Vermouth cork is just waved over the surface of the iced gin.

  5. I adore Bloody Marys and I love Dry Martinis, so I know I´m going to like this one!

  6. Of course! This is genius… One for me please!

  7. Mad Dog says:

    Martini Sunrise!

  8. They *look* beautiful…but I’ll leave them for the rest of you 😉

  9. I love this idea, combining two of my favorites!

  10. Eva Taylor says:

    Isn’t this also known as a Bloody Mary?
    That reminds me, here in Canada we have a rendition of the Bloody Mary called a Caesar. It’s basically the same as the Bloody Mary but with clam and tomato juice. I asked for one in Florida some 20 years ago and the waitress looked at me as if I were from another planet!

  11. I love that martini glass skewer.

  12. egg me on says:

    Don’t like gin? That’d be a crime. I’m not one for a Bloody Mary, but with the gin and Worcestershire and fresh tomato juice — yowza. Looks great!

  13. Scrumity idea.
    🙂 Mandy

  14. Now this is an intriguing drink!

  15. billpeeler says:

    I would definitely make this with gin. Oh, martini, you old frenemy – how I do adore you (and hate you in the morning) . . . .

  16. so pretty and i luv the olive picks

  17. My younger sister had to write a classification essay this week, and she asked me for topics. I suggested different types of alcoholic beverages because I was reading your blog at the time. =D

  18. ceciliag says:

    Sigh.. this sounds great and i have just started to make the sauces and juices.. I usually make the bloody mary, maybe i should branch out! c

  19. Kristy says:

    Mike would love this…I’m more for cranberries in my martini. 😉

  20. Young Wifey says:

    I love tomato soup, now I just need some grilled cheese croutons to go with it!

  21. Caroline says:

    Oooo this is great! Quite pretty, too. 🙂

  22. ambrosiana says:

    Cool!!!!! You are really a “drinkteca”

  23. Carolyn Chan says:

    All your tomato recipes are proof of the versatility of tomatoes!

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