Bar Toma's Caprese Mary

Bar Toma's Caprese Mary
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The Caprese Mary at Bar Toma.

Want a Caprese salad in your Bloody Mary? The Chicago pizzeria uses pancetta-infused gin and basil lime syrup in its Caprese Mary.

1
Servings
4055
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the drink

  • 1 1/2  Ounce  Pancetta-infused gin (can also use standard gin)
  • 1/2  Ounce  basil-lime syrup
  • 3/4  Ounces  lime juice
  • muddled cherry tomatoes
  • muddled basil leaf

For the pancetta-infused gin

  • 1  Liter  gin
  • pancetta fat

For the basil-lime syrup

  • 10  basil leaves
  • 2-3  limes for freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1  Cup  sugar
  • 2  Cups  hot water

Directions

For the drink

Combine all ingredients and shake. Strain over fresh ice, and serve on the rocks. Garnished with basil-wrapped cherry tomato anda piece of mozzarella cheese (boconccini) on a skewer. You can also garnish the rim with finely diced pancetta.

For the pancetta-infused gin

Render pancetta fat by cutting it up and cooking in a pan real slow, until fat comes up. Take rendered fat from pancetta and mix it with gin and let it sit for a week. The alcohol and fat will separate. Remove fat and then strain gin.

For the basil-lime syrup

Bring water to boil with sugar in it. Reduce slightly and then let it cool a little bit. Add lime juice and basil leaves. Let it steep for about 15-20 minutes and then strain.  This syrup will stay fresh for about a week in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
57g
81%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
19g
79%
Carbohydrate, by difference
198g
100%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
30mg
3%
Choline, total
17mg
4%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
36g
100%
Folate, total
151µg
38%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
104mg
33%
Manganese, Mn
3mg
100%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
399mg
57%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
51µg
93%
Sodium, Na
1105mg
74%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
992g
37%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Caprese Shopping Tip

Buy lettuce that is crisp and free of blemishes.

Caprese Cooking Tip

Before dressing, keep your salad chilled in the refrigerator to stay crisp.