CookingLight diet CookingLight diet
Active: Time
5 Mins
Total: Time
5 Mins
Yield
SERVES 6 (serving size: about ¾ cup)  

Here’s a fresh use for peak-of-summer tomatoes. Soft, juicy tomatoes work best here, as they’re likely to expel more water. Tomatoes’ lycopene content catapults them to the next nutritional level. Studies show lycopene has anti-inflammatory properties—which is why this ephemeral fruit may help decrease your risk of heart disease and cancer. St-Germain adds warm floral notes while fresh lemon rounds out a light, citrusy flavor profile. And with its easy-drinking nature, you'll find us sipping on this refreshing cocktail late into summer, morning, noon, and night.

 

How to Make It

Step 1

Place tomatoes and ½ cup water in a blender; blend on high until smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Pour through a fine sieve into a pitcher; discard solids. Mix in lemon juice, simple syrup, and salt.

Step 2

Add 1/3 cup tomato mixture, 3 oz. vodka, and .5 oz. St-Germain to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice; cover, and shake well. Strain evenly into 2 glasses. Repeat twice with remaining ingredients. Garnish with tomatoes and fresh basil, if desired.