101 Best New Cocktails: “Med”hattan by George Bagos, A for Athens Hotel, Athens, Greece.

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 11th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Adapted from a recipe by George Bagos, A for Athens Hotel, Athens, Greece.images[6]

4 cherry tomatoes

60 ml (2 oz) Extra Virgin Olive Oil-Infused Lagavulin*

30 ml (1 oz) Martini & Rossi Rosso vermouth

Pinch salt

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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