Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ginger Martini


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

Kitchen Essentials:
Stove
Small pot
Wooden spoon
Martini shaker
Martini glasses
Measuring cups
Knife
Cutting board

Prep:
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.

Directions:
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!

14 comments:

  1. Yummy! I love your tealight candle holder! That is so festive. Happy Holidays!

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  3. Thanks!! We just got it at Pier one. =) Just in case you want to get some.. I beleive they were 3.99

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  4. I love a good cocktail, I am SO trying this!

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  5. Buzzed it too. Would go well with my gingerbread biscotti ;)

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  6. We saw those!! They look sooooo good! Yes they would definetly love to be paired toghether!

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  7. how fantastic. Cannot wait to try this for Christmas party. I might have to move Christmas earlier because I cannot wait! :)
    Have a great day.

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  8. Holiday Schmaladay... I am going to make these THIS weekend. Well, we will be Tree decorating so I guest that isn't cheating too badly.

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  9. A good martini is always welcomed in this house! Thanks for the recipe!

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  10. Love this! I have some ginger syrup on hand for the Rum Treasure I made for Nat'l Talk Like a Pirate Day. I'll have to try it out this season!

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  11. I give this one 2 thumbs up, but once you start you can't stop drinking it.... LOL

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  12. Oh I love ginger and it sounds fab as a Martini flavor. Have to do this soon!

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  13. that sounds delish...another goodie is ginger ale and brandy over ice. sparkly and festive!

    BTW got any recipes for orange-cello?

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  14. So simple and so good! I love making and trying new cocktails. Next time I am mixing up I will have to put one of these up for my wife and I to try.

    Jason

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