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I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of summer. It's hot, sticky, and I hate to sweat. But the great thing about summer is all the wonderful produce available. Amazing fruits and vegetables to brighten up your cocktails and inspire creativity.

A summer cocktail should be light, refreshing, and easy to drink. When I set out to make my summer cocktail I knew I wanted to make a shrub, a vinegar based syrup. I love shrubs because they can deliver a punch of flavor in a small dose. I decided to make my shrub using some colorful heirloom cherry tomatoes and fresh mint. The combination has a pleasant taste that keeps you coming back for more.

Tomato Mint Shrub


for an 8 ounce shrub

  • 12 mint leaves
  • 4 ounces Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar


  1. Combine in air tight jar.
  2. Shake frequently.

Refrigerate for at least 24 hours before use.

Use within 1 to 2 weeks

Tomojito Sour

The Tomojito Sour was inspired by the Mojito but takes things a step further with the addition of heirloom tomatoes and yellow chartreuse. Combined with rum, lime, and mint it makes for a cocktail that is both delicate and delightful.

Tomojito Sour


  • 1.5 ounces White Rum
  • .75 ounce Tomato Mint Shrub
  • .5 ounces lime juice
  • bar spoon of Yellow Chartreuse


Combine ingredients in a shaker.

Shake with ice.

Double strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.

Optional: top with club soda

Garnish with a cherry tomato and mint.

Tomojito Sour