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Bar Toma's Caprese Mary

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.

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
  • 4 muddled cherry tomatoes
  • 1 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.