Gazpacho Cocktail
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Serves: 4
 
Delicious and healthy cocktail combining the famous Spanish summer soup, gazpacho, with a vodka twist.
Ingredients
  • TO MAKE THE GAZPACHO:
  • 1 kilo of ripe tomatoes (very red, very ripe!)
  • 1 green pepper – Italian long (60g)
  • ½ cucumber (125g)
  • 100g of onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (Spanish is preferable)
  • 4-6 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • TO MAKE THE COCKTAIL:
  • 24cl vodka
Instructions
  1. Wash the tomatoes, cucumber and pepper. Drain.
  2. Take a food blender and add in the roughly chopped tomatoes. If you are feeling motivated, peel the tomatoes first.
  3. Deseed the pepper and cut off the stalk and ends. Roughly chop and add to the tomatoes.
  4. Peel the garlic and cut in half – add to the ingredients.
  5. Peel the onion and cut into pieces – add to the ingredients.
  6. Peel the cucumber, cut into pieces and add to the rest of the ingredients.
  7. Now close the blender – make sure the lid is on tight – and start to blend until you have a smooth mix without any lumps.
  8. Add the salt, pepper, olive oil and vinegar. I recommend you start with 3 tablespoons of vinegar, and you can add according to taste. Blend again for 5 seconds.
  9. If the gazpacho has a smooth and light consistency, then you can leave it. If it is still quite heavy, then you can add a bit of cold water. But not too much, or you will lose the wonderful flavours.
  10. For one serving, add about 6cl vodka to a glass and top off with the gazpacho.
  11. Stir vigorously and start sipping.
Recipe by Shaken and stirred at http://recipes.hellomagazine.com/cocktails/20120827/gazpacho-cocktail/