2 oz. Potocki Wódka
5-6 Fresh Grapes Tomatoes
Pinch of Salt
2 Fresh Basil Leaves
1-2 Drops of Aged Balsamic Vinegar
In mixing glass bottom, muddle grape tomatoes to extract liquid. Add 1 basil leaf and muddle gently to extract scent. Add salt, vodka and ice. Shake well and double strain into chilled cocktail glass. Press leaf in center so that it creates a little boat and float atop cocktail. Place1-2 drops of aged balsamic vinegar in center of leaf.
First served at Il Buco, New York 2004. Named after the famed Arabian stallion “Skowronek” bred by Jozef Potocki.
This cocktail is perfect for the Italian table as an aperitif but is also perfect for whetting the appetite for any cuisine.
Recipe by Jerri Banks, New York