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How to make a tomatillo martini

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Ever wonder what you can do with a tomatillo other than eating it? How about drinking it? Yes, it is possible to drink this tangy member of the tomato family.

ttomatillo martini

t The green color of the tomatillo makes it perfect for the holiday season, and a tomatillo martini is very simple to make and will be a hit with adults.

Tomatillo martini

t Makes 2 martinis



  • 4 medium-size, semiripe tomatillos
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  • 1 cup vodka
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  • 1 tablespoon sugar
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  • 1/2 cup sweet vermouth
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  • 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier (optional)
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  • 2-3 fresh mint leaves
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  • 5 ice cubes
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  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (for martini glass)
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  • Dish of sugar (for martini glass)



  1. Chill a martini glass in the freezer.
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  3. Remove the skin of the tomatillos and wash them thoroughly, removing the underlying glue completely.
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  5. Cut the tomatillos into quarter pieces and put them into a food processor. Run the food processor until the tomatillos are completely crushed.
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  7. Strain the tomatillo puree, then squeeze all the tomatillo juice out of it (don’t discard the pulp since you can use it in soups).
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  9. Strain the tomatillo juice at least three times so that none of the seeds from the tomatillo make it into the martini.
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  11. Remove the martini glass from the freezer and line the rim with lemon juice.
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  13. Press the glass upside down into the sugar dish so that the rim becomes well coated with sugar.
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  15. Add the ice, the mint leaves and all the liquid ingredients into a martini shaker. Shake well.
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  17. Pour the cocktail into the martini glass and serve immediately.

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