The Italian Way
20ml Tomato Thyme Oleo
15ml Malic and citric acid
15ml Acid modified white wine verduj
45ml Soda float
THE STORY BEHIND THE COCKTAIL NAME
Every year for as long as I can remember there's been 'sauce day'. Over ripe tomatoes from Virginia (SA not USA) in the warehouse that have been sitting, waiting patiently to be crushed and pressed into hundreds of empty green san pellegrino bottles taken from our restaurant months before. It doesn't matter if you are part of the direct family or a friend of a friend, every year some one new appears. The new entry is always subject to a bit of hazing but eventually becomes one of the masters. My drink is a toast to these days that have been a ritual for many families, including my own. Not everyone involved will be a family member. Not everyone is an Italian, but it doesn't matter, because in the end it's been done the Italian Way.