A great cocktail can start just outside your door when you grow almost all the ingredients yourself.
2 ripe tomatoes, quartered
1/2 jalapeño chile
2 tablespoons chopped chives
6 medium purple basil leaves, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup vodka
How to Make It
Pulse tomatoes in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add remaining ingredients except ice and whirl until smooth. Strain if you like. Pour into 2 ice-filled glasses and garnish with more basil leaves.