Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Caprese Martinis
Total:
30 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
8 drinks
Level:
Easy
Total:
30 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
8 drinks
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Put the tomato slices in a large glass container or pitcher. Add the vodka (make sure it covers the tomatoes) and a pinch of salt; let infuse 6 to 12 hours at room temperature. Strain the vodka, then chill until ready to serve.

Meanwhile, prick the grape tomatoes with a skewer; toss with the balsamic vinegar in a bowl and marinate 4 hours at room temperature.

Drain the grape tomatoes, reserving the vinegar. Bring the vinegar to a boil in a nonreactive saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until syrupy, about 20 minutes; let cool.

For each drink, drizzle some of the balsamic syrup into the bottom of a chilled martini glass. Muddle 2 to 3 basil leaves with a splash of tomato-infused vodka in a cocktail shaker. Add another 1 1/2 ounces tomato-infused vodka and 1 cup ice; shake and strain into the glass. Skewer 2 marinated grape tomatoes, 2 basil leaves and a mozzarella ball on a cocktail pick and set in the martini.

Photograph by Charles Masters

More from:

Everything Italian

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Espresso Martini

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Penne With Vodka Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Osso Buco

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chicken Parmigiana

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Italian Wedding Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Linguine with White Clam Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Chocolate Tiramisu

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cupcake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking