Rosemary Cucumber Gimlet

Rosemary Cucumber Gimlet
  • 3 Sprigs of Rosemary + Extra for Garnish
  • 2 Village Farms Luscious Seedless Long English® Cucumbers
  • 2 Tbsp. Lime Juice
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • 3 Oz. Gin
  1. Make rosemary simple syrup by combining sugar, water, and rosemary sprigs in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar dissolves and then turn off heat and let steep for 10 minutes. Remove rosemary sprigs and chill.
  2. In a blender combine cucumbers (ends cut off), lime juice, 2 oz. of simple syrup and gin and blend until smooth.
  3. Strain the mixture and pour over ice into two glasses.
  4. Garnish with fresh limes, rosemary, and cucumber slices.

Recipe and photography by My Diary of Us

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cucumber margarita

cucumber margarita
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Yields: 1 drink
Cucumbers add a delightful coolness to an already refreshing drink.
  • 4 slices long english cucumber®, plus one for garnish
  • 1 tsp. (heaping) sugar
  • 1oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1oz. orange liqueur (e.g., triple sec, curacao, Cointreau)
  • 2oz. blanco tequila
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber slices with sugar until the cucumbers exude their juices. Add the remaining ingredients into the shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass rimmed with salt (optional). Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Recipe by Diana Pittet

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roasted campari bloody mary

roasted campari bloody mary
  • 3½ pounds Village Farms sinfully sweet campari® tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1½ teaspoons ground black pepper, divided
  • ½ cup water, plus additional if needed
  • 2½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon celery seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 16 ounces vodka
  • Celery stalks, cooked cocktail shrimp, lemon wedges, olives, and/or Village Farms true rebel mix® tomatoes, for garnish (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut campari tomatoes in half and divide between two rimmed baking pans. Drizzle campari tomatoes with oil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Use hands to toss until all campari tomatoes are coated in oil, then turn them so cut sides are facing down. Transfer pans to oven and bake 45 minutes or until campari tomatoes are very soft and tomato skins are shriveled. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Carefully pull skins off tomatoes and discard. Transfer campari tomatoes and any accumulated juices to blender. Add water, Worcestershire sauce, dill, lemon juice, horseradish, celery seeds, lime juice, sriracha, paprika, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Blend until smooth. If mixture is too thick, add additional water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Taste mixture and adjust seasonings and spices to suit your taste. Transfer mixture to covered container or jar and refrigerate until chilled, or up to 5 days.
  3. Fill 8 pint glasses with ice. Add 2 ounces vodka to each glass; top with Bloody Mary mix. Stir well and serve with desired garnishes.