101 Best New Cocktails: “Med”hattan by George Bagos, A for Athens Hotel, Athens, Greece.
4 cherry tomatoes
60 ml (2 oz) Extra Virgin Olive Oil-Infused Lagavulin*
30 ml (1 oz) Martini & Rossi Rosso vermouth
1 cherry tomato half, as garnish
Freshly ground black pepper, as garnish
Muddle the cherry tomatoes in a mixing glass. Add ice and the remaining ingredients. Shake well and fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnishes.
*Extra Virgin Olive Oil-Infused Lagavulin: Combine 150 ml (5 oz) extra virgin olive oil and 400 ml (about 1 2/3 cups) Lagavulin scotch whisky. Let sit for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Freeze for 12 hours. Skim the oil from the top, fine-strain, and bottle.
gaz sez: Olive-oil infused Lagavulin? Really? Yes, really. Stop rolling your eyes, make this baby, and you’ll taste a drop of brilliance. Promise.
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