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)
Basil or cilantro
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!