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Sweet Basil Martini with Blue Cheese Tomatoes

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
Use neutral vodka for more basil flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crushed ice, divided
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup chilled vodka
  • 2 tablespoons dry vermouth
  • 4 grape tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons soft blue cheese (such as Maytag)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 191
  • fat 0.6 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 0.2 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.6 g
  • carbohydrate 0.4 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 1 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 28 mg
  • calcium 23 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1/2 cup ice and basil in a cocktail shaker; muddle. Add remaining 1/2 cup ice, vodka, and vermouth to shaker. Cover and shake 30 seconds. Strain vodka mixture evenly into 4 martini glasses.

  2. Make a tunnel in each tomato using a cherry pitter or skewer. Stuff each with 1/2 teaspoon blue cheese. Place 1 stuffed tomato in each glass.