I almost forgot! Remember a couple weeks ago when I started making some tomato vodka for a secret cocktail recipe? Well, I finally got around to finishing up the tomato vodka and making my delicious martini. Sorry to keep you waiting.
If you are just joining me, you can click here to check out how I started the tomato vodka. After the tomatoes sat in the vodka for seven days, well actually almost ten, it was straining time. Since I don’t own a kitchen strainer, I opted for a funnel and some cheesecloth.
I used the original vodka bottle, added the funnel, and lined it with a few layers of cheesecloth.
This straining process worked, but it was a little messy and time consuming. If you decide to make tomato vodka, I’d strongly recommend using a wire mesh strainer.
Once the vodka was strained, it was time to mix up some Filthy Martinis! If you remember, I was inspired to make this drink from my fabulous dinner at Hundred Acres in New York City.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 oz. tomato vodka
1 oz. dill pickle juice
Sprig of fresh dill
Fill your cocktail shaker with ice.
Add the tomato vodka.
Then the dill pickle juice.
Toss in some fresh dill.
And shake like crazy!
I like my martinis as cold as humanly possible, so I shake things up for a while.
Then, pour all that deliciousness into a martini glass.
Sit back, sip, and enjoy!
I realize this martini may not be for everyone, but I love it! I get so bored with all the super sweet and fruity drinks. This is a nice change of pace. If you don’t like dill pickles, you could easily substitute olive juice.
If you still aren’t feeling it, this vodka, as many of you suggested, would be perfect for an intense Bloody Mary.
If you are brave, give the Filthy Martini a try and let me know what you think!
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