Tomato and Gin soup

Tomato and Gin soup

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 kg fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 700 ml vegetable stock warm
  • 50 ml Irish gin
  • 2 tbsp cream or crème fraiche
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch brown sugar optional
  • 1 handful Fresh coriander


  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for a 1 - 2 minutes until golden. Add the tomatoes and continue to sauté for another 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Add in the warm vegetable stock and Bring to simmer for about 10-15 minutes until cooked through.
  • Remove from the heat add the gin and process with a hand blender to a smooth purée.
  • Pass it through a sieve and add the cream or crème fraiche and seasoning. Add a pinch of brown sugar if too sour.
  • Serve immediately.

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