How to use leftover tomato seeds and juice to make tomato water and a refreshing tomato water cocktail recipe with lime and chives.
fresh squeezed lime juice
To make tomato water, push tomatoes and liquid through a mesh strainer to remove seeds. Reserve all liquid and discard seeds. Clean strainer.
Line the same strainer with a double layer of cheesecloth, or even more for a very clear water. (You can also use a large Chemex filter, as I did). Set strainer over a large bowl and pour the tomato liquid into the lined strainer. Set everything in the fridge overnight.
Don’t try to push tomato water through or your liquid may cloud. Discard red solids and reserve clear tomato water in a jar.
To make cocktails, combine tomato water, vodka, lime, and sea salt in an ice-filled shaker. Gently swirl for 30 seconds. Strain into ice-filled Old Fashioned glasses. Add a few shakes of Tabasco and garnish with lime, cherry tomatoes, and (if desired) chive stalks.