Before today I had never heard of tomato syrup. Apparently, it's a real thing and it's used in alcoholic beverages all over the world. While recipes will differ from region to region, and depending on who the mixologist is, here is a simple easy-to-do recipe that you can make at home in small or large batches.
Also, if you're wondering WHAT KIND OF DRINK TO MAKE, then all you have to do is click here. The Gold Standard is a sherry cocktail that uses tomato syrup. Whether you're throwing a party for wedding season or just for the hell of it, you can't go wrong with it.
I've heard too, that you can use this when making a bloody mary, though I have never tried it before. Try it out and see!
10 medium tomatoes
1 1/2 tbsp. coarse salt
1/2 cup sugar
Remove the cores, keeping as much skin intact as possible
Place tomatoes and salt in a blender and puree them until nice and smooth
Pour tomato puree into a strainer lined with four to five layers of cheesecloth
Let the puree drain, into a container, for 4 – 8 hours (in the fridge)
Throw away remaining puree and transfer 1/2 cup of the tomato water to a medium sauce pan
Add sugar to saucepan, stir and bring to a boil
Remove from heat
* syrup keeps for 4 – 5 days, refrigerated*