The vodka martini is a classic, so take advantage of its versatility with this seasonal spin. Smirnoff No. 21 meets a fresh, homemade ginger syrup, plus tangy citrus, for a warming welcome that party guests will love.
Ginger Martini Lynne Lavelle Ingredients[list=1]Homemade Syrup:
8 ounces chopped ginger with peel
1 cup sugar
2 cups water[/list]
3 ounces Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
1 ounce homemade syrup
½ teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
twist of lime to garnish[/list]
DirectionsSyrup: Remove the lemon rind, skipping as much white pith as possible, with a vegetable peeler. Add to a food processor with the ginger and chop finely. Transfer to a saucepan with the sugar and water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, strain and cool.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the vodka, ginger syrup, and lime juice, then shake like crazy for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with the lime twist.
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