Tomorrow on Good Food, Laura Avery talks to mixologist Matthew Biancaniello about his seasonal cocktails at the Library Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel. Matthew is a big fan of Windrose Farm, especially their fresh squeezed heirloom tomato juice. He’s incorporating the tomato juice into his Mae West cocktail, his house-made sangrita and he recently used it in a beer cocktail for LA Beer Week. He also takes the whole tomatoes from Windrose, combines them with scallions and peppers to create a gazpacho and allows the mixture to drip for 4 hours, capturing the clear tomato-infused liquid. He then adds this to champagne in what he calls a Bubbly Mary.
His recipe for the Mae West is below…
The Mae West
(makes 1 cocktail)
1 oz of Hendricks gin
1 oz of Saint Germain
2 oz of heirloom tomato juice
Shake and strain over ice. Enjoy.