Local source for - Old South brand "tomolives"
- Cocinero Cubano Dec 13, 2011 01:09 PM
Fellow Hounds -
Especially the drinkers among you. A friend of mine recently mixed up a swell gin martini and used Old South brand "tomolives" (small, pickled tomatoes) in place of the green olives. I was floored and have made it my mission to score a bottle. Does anyone know of a place in NoVA (Arl; Falls Church; Alexandria; etc)/DC/MD (close in) that carries them? I suppose they don't have to be Old South so any other brand will do.
Seen that brand around local liquor stores before (in TX), I can't imagine it is too difficult to find it if you scour major grocery stores. How dry was the martini? I like a rinse of vermouth and a real dry gin and am trying to imagine what the comparison would be to olives. Maybe the tomolives would pair nicely with Hendrick's gin, the hint of cucumber seems pleasing.
They sell them at my local safeway (CT Avenue at Morrison). I imagine they sell them at Harris Teeter