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My latest Vodka infusion

Dave and Stuff Oct 22, 2006 05:26 AM

I took beautiful heirloom cherry tomatoes (about 15), cut them in quarters, and then battered a stalk of lemon grass, and poured vodka over to the top.

Rather than the vodka turning red (like I thought it would from the tomato juice), it stayed clear with a touch of orange pink.

I have been serving it with oysters on the half-shell, and its been getting RAVES!

So there you have it: Heirloom Tomato and Lemon Grass Vodka.

  1. Funwithfood Oct 25, 2006 03:13 PM

    I have some beautiful Matt's Wild Cherry Tomatoes (photo below) growing like gangbusters. I'll drop some into vodka and see what happens (don't have lemon grass).

    Matt's Wild Cherry Toms:

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    1. re: Funwithfood
      Dave and Stuff Oct 25, 2006 04:46 PM

      My god, those are beautiful...like a postcard...

      1. re: Dave and Stuff
        Funwithfood Oct 25, 2006 06:25 PM

        I've posted quite a few of my tomato photos (unusual varieties & some humorous shots) on the Not About Food Board (type in beautiful tomatoes and they will come up :).

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      Wanda2day Oct 23, 2006 04:00 AM

      Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, got it. I drink those all the time, did not know that was the name. Thought they meant a salad. OopS!!

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      1. re: Wanda2day
        JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Oct 23, 2006 06:58 AM

        At least it's not at one of my previous jobs, when an amply endowed poolside cocktail waitress got quite offended when a guest ordered a couple of Chi Chis... which are simply piña coladas made with vodka instead of rum.

      2. kitchensalli Oct 22, 2006 05:37 AM

        I think that would be killer in a Caesar!

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        1. re: kitchensalli
          Wanda2day Oct 22, 2006 06:10 PM

          In a Caesar? Are you kidding? What's the point of vodka in a Caesar except being able to write it on the menu???

          1. re: Wanda2day
            JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Oct 22, 2006 07:34 PM

            I think kitchensalli means a Bloody Caesar, a variant on the Bloody Mary which uses Clamato instead of tomato juice.

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