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Friday, May 06 2016

Tomatoes in a margarita? Don't doubt a good thing. The juice of muddled cherry tomatoes adds savory flavor to classic margaritas, while the skewered vegetable also makes a showstopping garnish. It makes the best meal drink. 

Ingredients

Coarse or flaked sea salt
3 - sweet yellow cherry tomatoes
Pinch coarse or flaked sea salt
3 - tablespoons silver tequila (1 1/2 oz.)
1 - tablespoon orange liqueur (1/2 ounce)
1 - tablespoon fresh lime juice (1/2 oz.)
1 - tablespoon simple syrup (1/2 oz.)
Cherry tomatoes for garnish

Directions
Rim a glass with coarse salt; set aside. In a cocktail shaker combine cherry tomatoes and a pinch of salt; muddle tomatoes until broken up and juiced. Add tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice; shake until chilled, about 30 seconds. Double strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a few cherry tomatoes on a bamboo skewer, if desired.
From the Test Kitchen
Another time try a garnish of grilled cherry tomatoes.

Simple Syrup
Ingredients
1/4 - cup sugar
1/4 - cup water
Directions
In a small saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring just to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cool; cover and chill at least 1 hour before using. Makes about 1/3 cup.
Nutrition Facts (Cherry Tomato Margarita)
Per serving: 189 kcal cal., 0 g fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 0 g monounsatured fat), 0 mg chol., 446 mg sodium, 18 g carb., 1 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 1 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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