Smoked Tomato Gin with Roasted Garlic



Photo by Carolina Korman
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Author: Matthew Biancaniello


  • Strainer
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Foil
  • Air Tight Container


  • 2 oz. Smoked Tomato Gin
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Agave Syrup (1:1 Ratio Of Agave To Water)
  • 3 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Large Basil Leaves
  • 1 Clove Of Roasted Garlic (Peeled)


Prepare Smoked Tomato Gin.

  • To smoke the tomatoes: Add ½ lb. of fresh cherry tomatoes in foil on a BBQ with wood chips, vent the foil. Smoke tomatoes for 15 minutes, cool.
  • Add half a pound of smoked tomatoes with one 750 ml bottle of gin into an air tight container and let it sit in a cool dry place for five days and strain back into the bottle.

Prepare Drink.

  • Muddle all ingredients together except the gin and garnish.
  • Add the gin to ice and shake, then double strain into a coup (cocktail shaker) without ice. 
  • Then place the roasted garlic in the bottom of the coup and add the sprig of flowering garlic chive as a garnish. Enjoy!