Cook Republic shares an alternative method for hydration besides boring old water. This fresh take on a lemon or herbed water, what at first sounds strange, is delightfully refreshing. A simple way to surprise your palate and try something new. A tall glass of tomato water would be perfect with a splash of gin and a few bright basil leaves. Now, all that’s needed is a lounge chair to soak up some rays.
A light as water but concentrated in flavor option, tomato water can be used as seasoning, in cocktails, as a soup base and in smoothies.
Makes – 2-3 tall glasses
10 large red tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold water
Combine all ingredients in the jug of a blender and process until smooth. Line a tall jug with a nut milk bag or muslin cloth. Scoop the blended mixture into the nut milk bag/muslin cloth and allow to rest for approximately 2 hours.
Take care to not press the tomato mixture through the muslin cloth as you don’t want any solids escaping into the clear liquid. The tomato water will slowly and steadily drain into the jug below. You will get about 2-3 tall glasses worth of tomato water with this recipe. Store in a glass bottle in the fridge. Jazz it up with a squeeze of lemon juice and few sprigs of mint. Sip chilled, throughout the day.