A great "sophisto' alternative for Bloody Mary fans!
6 cherry tomatoes, sliced
4 fresh basil leaves, broken up
Cracked black pepper
¾ oz distilled white vinegar
¼ oz simple syrup
2 oz Catoctin Creek Mosby's Spirit
4 drops of Balsamic Vinegar
Glass Type: Martini Glass
Garnish: Fresh Mozzerella, basil and a tomato slice skewered on a stick
Method: Muddle tomatoes, basil and black pepper in a shaker until fully crushed and infused together, add vinegar, simple syrup and Mosby's then shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled Martini glass, add drops of balsamic vinegar on top, crack pepper on surface of drink, garnish with caprese stick then serve.
Recipe and photo courtesy John Shope, and used with permission.