These delightful, refreshing appetizers are so quick to prepare and great fun to eat! Use grape or cherry tomatoes—both red and yellow if possible to create a very festive look. You can prepare the spice mixture ahead of time or use a spiced salt mixed with freshly ground lemon pepper or dry salad dressing mix.


Yield: serves 6


1, 6 to 8 ounce basket of grape or cherry tomatoes

2 shots of tequila or vodka

2 Tablespoons of dry seasoning mix for salad dressing or prepare your own mix with a spiced salt and freshly ground lemon pepper


1. Wash the tomatoes and pierce a hole in the bottom of each with a sharp knife.


2. Place the tequila or vodka on an attractive serving plate. Place the tomatoes bottom side down in the liquor. In the center of the plate, place the seasoning mix and to the side of the plate, place a small vessel with toothpicks for the guests to take a tomato and dip into the seasoning mix and pop in their mouths.


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