Tomate
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Tomate
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The Tomate cocktail is a simple yet potent mix that combines the anise-flavored, herbal complexities of absinthe with the sweet, deep red pomegranate-infused syrup known as grenadine. This intriguing fusion ... more The Tomate cocktail is a simple yet potent mix that combines the anise-flavored, herbal complexities of absinthe with the sweet, deep red pomegranate-infused syrup known as grenadine. This intriguing fusion results in a cocktail with a striking contrast—both in flavor and color. Served in a classic lowball glass, the Tomate presents a bold taste experience, highlighting the strong, sometimes divisive flavor profile of absinthe, softened by the grenadine's sweetness. This cocktail tends to attract those with a taste for stronger spirits and is noted for its distinctive presence in the world of mixed drinks.
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Absinthe
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42.86% | 4.5 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Tomate

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir grenadine and absinthe together in an lowball glass, then add ice cubes and top up with chilled water before serving

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of absinthe should be used in a Tomate cocktail?

For a Tomate cocktail, it's recommended to use a traditional, high-quality absinthe to achieve the desired potency and herbaceous flavor profile. Look for absinthes that are well-regarded for their balance of wormwood, anise, and fennel flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

Are there any garnish recommendations for enhancing the presentation of a Tomate?

Given the simplicity of the Tomate cocktail, a slice of lemon or a cherry can be added as a garnish to enhance its visual appeal and add a slight aromatic or sweet contrast to the drink's potent flavor.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Tomate to fully enjoy its flavors?

The Tomate cocktail should be served in a well-chilled lowball glass to keep it cold and enhance the drinking experience. Since it's a stirred cocktail, ensure it's thoroughly mixed to evenly distribute the grenadine's sweetness with the absinthe's complexity.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Tomate compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 42.86%, the Tomate cocktail is on the higher end of the alcohol concentration spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. For context, a Classic Martini typically ranges from 30% to 32% alcohol by volume, making the Tomate significantly stronger.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving a Tomate cocktail?

Given its strong flavor and high alcohol content, the Tomate cocktail may be best suited for late-evening social gatherings or nightcaps. Its unique taste profile makes it a conversation starter, ideal for small, intimate settings rather than large, festive parties.

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