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Friday, September 25, 2009

Drink of the Week: Drinko de Gallo

We're seriously into fresh tomatoes here at the Imbibe office, and several of us have been harvesting an array of varieties from our back yards all summer long. And even though fall is officially here, the tomatoes don't seem to care, because they're still ripening like crazy, inviting us to keep on picking. So what to do with all these garden-fresh jewels? We say mix them with a little tequila for the oh-so-delicious Drinko de Gallo. This recipe, dreamed up by Jeff Hollinger of Absinthe Brasserie, was featured in our May/June 07 issue and remains one of our favorite cocktails to make every year during tomato season. It's a perfectly savory and sweet cocktail that's packed with bright, fresh flavors. And even if you're not growing your own tomatoes, this recipe offers a perfect reason to take advantage of the seasonal varieties available in farmers markets and grocery stores.

Photo by Craig Wagner/Studio 3