2-3 vine ripe tomatoes, cored and diced
1/4 english hothouse cucumber, diced
a few sprigs of basil
1/2 tbsp Spicewalla Aleppo Pepper
1 tsp kosher salt
2 oz Vida Mezcal (or blanco tequila if preferred!)
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.25 oz light agave
1. Add tomatoes, cucumber, basil, salt, Aleppo Pepper, and 1/2 cup of water to a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour mixture through a fine mesh sieve, stirring gently to separate pulp from the tomato water and discard the solids. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking (you may like a touch more Aleppo heat or a little more salt!)
3. Add mezcal, lemon, lime, agave, and 2 oz of your tomato water to a shaker tin filled with ice and shake vigorously to combine ingredients.
4. Double fine-strain your cocktail into a coupe or martini glass and serve up with a cucumber garnish.