Hello, heirloom tomato mojitonico. Aren’t you a looker. Even I, who generally does not care for raw tomatoes, will take two of you on a front porch and another hot Saturday, please. Who’s with me?
1/2 lime, cut into sections
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup heirloom tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/4 cup fresh herbs (like basil, tarragon, thyme, chives or mint) loosely packed and not chopped
1 1/2 ounces gin
2 ounces tonic water, or to taste.
Rim a 16-ounce glass by moistening the edge with a lime wedge, then dipping the glass into a small plate filled with equal parts salt and pepper. Into the same glass add the tomatoes, herbs and lime sections, then muddle, gently, until the mixture is equal parts juice and solids. Add ice, stir, then add the gin, and stir again. Top with the tonic water.