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PIZZA COCKTAIL RECIPES


National Pizza Day is either (or both) February 9th and November 12th, so, yes, I had to go there. In fact, I went there there times and did a white pizza cocktail and a red pizza cocktail and then a Margherita Pizza Margarita. 

For the Red and White Pizza Cocktails I started with the flavors of my favorite pizza, a Margherita Pizza, using basil, tomato and mozzarella, then added a little truffle salt for some extra punch. My garnish was a lime slice, a few mozzarella balls, a couple of grape tomatoes and basil leaf. Just for fun I added a pepperoni stick.

The white "sauce" version is made with tomato water instead of tomato juice. Tomato water is almost the pure essence of the flavor of the tomato. I simply blended my tomatoes then strained them for 24 hours through coffee filters to get just the clear tomato water. It may not look like it tastes like tomato, but it definitely does.

For the red "sauce" version, I used half organic tomato juice and half tomato water, then did exactly the same ingredients and procedures as the white pizza cocktail.


WHITE PIZZA MARTINI
(RED PIZZA MARTINI)

INGREDIENTS:
2 Oz Tomato water
(1 Oz. Tomato Water and 1 Oz. Organic Tomato Juice)
1-1/2 Oz. Vodka
1/2 Oz. Lime Juice
Pinch Truffle Salt
4 Fresh Basil Leaves
Ice

Garnish: 3 mozzarella balls, 1 basil leaf, 2 grape tomatoes, pepperoni stick, lime slice

Tools: Cocktail shaker, muddler

Glass: Cocktail

DIRECTIONS:
Add the lime juice and the basil leaves to the cocktail shaker and muddle gently to release the juices and the basil oils.
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice then add the vodka, the tomato water (and the tomato juice for the red version) and the truffle salt then shake until well chilled.
Strain into your cocktail glass, garnish and serve.


For the Margarita version I did a pizza flavored take on a traditional margarita:

MARGHERITA PIZZA MARGARITA



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Updated 11-2016

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