Sweet Basil Martini with Blue Cheese Tomatoes

Sweet Basil Martini with Blue Cheese Tomatoes Recipe
Use neutral vodka for more basil flavor.


Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
Total time: 10 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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)


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.

July 2013
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