The Ginger Martini is a refreshing spin on the flavored vodka martini.  It features ginger vodka, fresh lemon juice and honey simple syrup.

This cocktail is spicy and tangy with just the right amount of sweetness.  It has the bold flavor of ginger and is a unique way to spice up your sexy evening festivities.

Ingredients for 2

  • 4oz Ginger infused vodka (recipe below)
  • 1oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1oz Honey simple syrup (recipe below)
  • Lemon twist or candied ginger for garnish

How to Make Ginger Infused Vodka

It’s simple, but it does require a little planning.  Ginger is a tough root, so it’s hard to extract its bold flavor. Trying to infuse vodka with the raw root just doesn’t create a strong enough flavor.  Candied ginger works much better.  Here’s what you need to make the ginger infused vodka:

  • 4oz  package of candied ginger
  • 750ml  of  Tito’s Vodka (or your favorite vodka)
  • Large Mason Jar

In a colander, rinse the candied ginger until all the sugar has been removed.  Put the ginger in a mason jar and top with the vodka.  Put on the lid and store at room temperature for at least a week.  The longer you let the concoction sit the stronger the ginger flavor.

How To Make Honey Simple Syrup

Truly simple.  Put equal amounts of honey and very hot water in an air tight container.  I just use the hottest water that comes from the tap.  Make just what you need for that night.  Honey does not go bad but add water to it and it will only last a few days.

Put it All Together

Combine 4oz ginger vodka, 1oz fresh lemon juice and .5oz honey simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.  Shake until is very cold, about 30 seconds.  Strain the drink into 2 chilled coupe or martini glasses and garnish with a twist.

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