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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Drink of the Week: The Produce Stand

Writer Kara Newman has a busy November coming up. Not only will her first article for Imbibe appear in our holiday issue, but she’ll also see the release of her first book, Spice & Ice: 60 Tongue-Tingling Cocktails (Chronicle 2009). We nabbed a sneak peek at her beautiful book and couldn't pass up her Produce Stand cocktail—one more way to savor all of the deliciously fresh tomatoes and basil available right now.

The Produce Stand
3-4 cherry tomatoes
2 lime wedges
2-4 fresh basil leaves
2 1/2 oz. tomato juice
2 oz. cachaça
Worcestershire Sauce
Hot sauce
Salt
Ice cubes
Tools: muddler, shaker
Glass: Collins
Garnish: tomato cherries and fresh basil leaves

Muddle the tomatoes and lime in shaker. Add the basil, tomato juice and cachaça. Season to taste with Worcestershire, hot sauce and salt. Add ice cubes. Shake well and pour into glass. Garnish.

Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Chronicle Books