Tomato Slice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 days 10 min (includes steeping time)
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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Balsamic Vinegar and Agave Nectar Glaze:

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup agave

Tomato Slice:

2 ounces fresh Roma tomato water (not canned juice), see Cook's Note

1 1/2 ounces Basil-Infused Vodka, recipe follows

1 leaf fresh basil, for garnish

Basil-Infused Vodka:

One 750-milliliter bottle vodka

1 bunch fresh basil leaves


  1. For the balsamic vinegar and agave nectar glaze: Put the balsamic vinegar and agave in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until the mixture comes together and thickens. Set aside to cool slightly. Rim a cocktail glass with the glaze.
  2. For the tomato slice: Add the fresh tomato water and Basil-Infused Vodka to a cocktail shaker, add large ice cubes, shake vigorously and double-strain into the prepared glass. Add the foam on top, garnish with the basil leaf and serve.

Basil-Infused Vodka:

Yield: 750 milliliters.
  1. Combine the vodka and basil leaves and let steep for at least 2 days. Strain out the basil before serving. 

Cook’s Note

To make tomato water, line a mesh strainer with cheesecloth and place over a bowl. Puree 1 to 2 Roma tomatoes in a blender. Pour the liquid through the lined strainer and discard the solids.

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