It's really a win-win for everyone. For the host or hostess, this vodka infusion recipe is super easy. Really, anyone can make this. For the guests, they're getting VODKA. TOMATOES. Need I say more?
P.S. Be prepared, your guests are likely to ask for this appetizer recipe.
Rinse tomatoes. You can do this in the plastic container or a colander is fine.
Note: Two cups of either cherry or grape tomatoes works best.
With a toothpick, poke a hole through the center of each tomato and then transfer to a large bowl with fitted lid.
Two cups of vodka, don't be shy. Add the vodka to the bowl of tomatoes. I like to refer to it as a vodka bath.
To bring out a little sweetness in the vodka infusion, add a dash of sugar, maybe one-half teaspoon or so. Gently stir in the sugar.
Cover the vodka-infused tomatoes with a fitted lid and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
Before your guests arrive, set out toothpicks in a fun container or jar. If you have small ramekins, these are great for dipping salts.
You can use any gourmet salt you choose. Here, I have a classic sea salt, Hawaiian alaea sea salt and a truffle salt.
After 24 hours (of waiting very patiently), drain the vodka-infused tomatoes. If you don't want to throw out the vodka, you can mix up a few bloody marys while you wait for your guests. I give you permission.
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