This luscious martini was a spur of the moment inspiration donned at the farmers market. My friend Heather immediately thought of martinis after tasting samples of the Spicy Heirloom Tomato Juice from The Happy Girl Kitchen Co.
Unlike a Bloody Mary which is made from a puree, this is made from the juice of heirloom tomatoes, onions, jalpenos, cilantro, lemon juice, and garlic, with a little salt added. The martini rendition is less of a meal and more of a cocktail. They are wicked good and deceptively potent.
We garnished the Tomato Martini with a sprig of basil...
We bought this juice but you could easily make your own with a juicer. I would save the pulp that comes out the other end and make either a marinara sauce or a tomato soup with it.
"Towards the end of the night I went to brush something off my cheek and realized it was the floor" - (near quote) Anthony Bourdain from an episode of No Reservations in San Francisco