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Ginger Martini Recipe

May 09, 2018 | Post By Danny Mahoney
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Ginger has always been a spice that has interested human beings, which is why it has been an important of many Asian cuisines for centuries now. It is no surprise that the spice/medicine has made its way into the alcoholic world, as we all have probably enjoyed a ginger beer at some point. The Dark and Stormy proves that ginger can also go well with liquor, as it incorporates ginger beer – but it was only inevitable that someone create a ginger martini, as the martini might have the most variations out of all of the modern cocktail drinks.

Ginger has also experienced a resurgence, as people are more interested than ever in healthy beverage trends, such as kombucha or raw juices in general. A ginger martini is a refreshing way to enjoy a classic cocktail with a spicy twist.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ ounces of vodka
  • 1 ½ ounces of ginger liqueur
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • Ice

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients over ice into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Equipment:

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Martini glass

For those who want a stronger martini, feel free to add a little more vodka than the recipe suggests. For those who want a garnish, a lemon twist is most common for a ginger martini. For those who want to get a little bit more hands-on, or “authentic”, the option of making your own ginger syrup is always an option. This, of course, leads to a sweeter taste, and should only be considered if the drinkers have a sweet tooth. As with any martini, feel free to use gin instead of vodka, if that is preferred.

If “mocktinis” are needed – replace the vodka or gin with club soda, seltzer water, or mineral water. The martini can also be a great way to provide a refreshing drink in the water, as ginger is often considered a way to combat colds, and is also known as an anti-inflammatory agent. Whether you are at a winter gathering, or simply inside the house and want a cozy martini – enjoy a ginger martini today!

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ginger, martini, vodka, cocktail, ginger martini

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Danny is a Melburnian liquor enthusiast and ex bartender turned web developer. Although an avid whiskey drinker he likes to practice the arts of cocktail making and mixing drinks. Danny believes there are always new concoctions just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.

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