The holidays can be stressful...that's why you need a recipe for a cocktail that you can whip up in no time for your next holiday gathering. This cheerful drink is sophisticated and fun. Your friends will be begging you for the recipe after one sip!
Ingredients: (Makes two drinks)
1/2 cup of lemon vodka (We used Absolute Citron)
1/2 cup of Perrier Sparkling Water (Lemon flavor)
1/3 cup of ginger simple syrup (instructions below)
A splash of lemon juice
Make the simple syrup about an hour or so before serving. In a small pot, bring one cup of sugar, one cup of water and one peeled ginger to a boil while stirring with a wooden spoon or spatula. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from the heat and discard the ginger. Once the mixture is cooled, pour into a measuring cup and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. The simple syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days. There will be enough simple syrup for up to four martinis.
Chill your martini glasses by placing ice and water into them five minutes before serving. Cut the lemon into wedges.
Add vodka, Perrier and simple syrup into the martini shaker. Shake for 30 seconds. Pour the ice water out of the martini glass and then pour the mixture into the glass. Add a splash of lemon juice. Enjoy while telling stories about your favorite holiday memories or watching a Christmas movie!