A Thimble Full Of Libation

Grains Of Paradise

In a shaker, mix together salt, grains of paradise, tomato juice, lime juice, vinegar and vodka. Shake well. Pour over a glass of ice, and grind more grains of paradise over the glass. Garnish with basil leaves. May 3, 2000

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  • I just copied in the amounts of ingredients for the drink from the recipe in the link....I never even heard of this spice before, but will be keeping an eye out for it as it sounds intriguing.


    Adapted from Jean-Georges Vongerichten

    Time: 5 minutes

    1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

    1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground grains of paradise, more for garnish

    1 cup tomato juice

    2 tablespoons lime juice

    1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

    1 1/2 ounces citron vodka

    2 basil leaves, fried in oil and sprinkled

    with salt, for garnish.

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