Friday, May 31, 2013
Cherry Tomato Margarita
We walked into the liquor store on Cinco de Mayo...
Sounds like the beginning of a great joke, doesn't it?
And they were having a promotion on tequila. Who would have thought? Ha.
We didn't need any tequila and especially not Jose Cuervo.
But, there were two persuasive gals, with sombero's and stick-on mustaches offering to make a custom label of us to stick on the bottle... for $19.99 AND a free t-shirt.
What a bunch of sap's we are, of course, we fell for the fun of it.
See below to see our finished bottle and photo.
I got this recipe out of June 2013 Better Home and Gardens. There are some seriously interesting summer cocktail recipes, so I will do some homework and share what we made and like. The things I do for you.
We liked this one... different, refreshing and not too sweet.
NOTE- A jigger is just a measurement, a typical shot glass works perfectly for the correct ratios.
8-10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 jiggers tequila (about 2 oz each, so 4 oz total)
1 jigger orange liqueur, like Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
1 jigger fresh lime juice
1 jigger lemon simple syrup
Muddle the cherry tomatoes in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, use the end of a big wooden spoon to break them up. Pour in all the rest of the ingredients, fill with ice. Shake, shake, shake and strain into a salt rimmed martini glass, or poured over ice, if you prefer.
NOTE- Some seeds will get through, if that bothers you, strain it thru a fine mesh sieve.
Here we are hamming it up on our new bottle of tequila label! I think I look rather fetching in a big ole' mustache!