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Sweet Basil Martini with Blue Cheese Tomatoes

Use neutral vodka for more basil flavor.

Cooking Light JULY 2013

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
  • Hands-on:10 Minutes
  • Total:10 Minutes

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)

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 191
  • Fat: 0.6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.4g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 28mg
  • Calcium: 23mg
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