Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Great Cocktail: Ginger Martini

ginger martini

Our friend David made one of the tastiest martinis I have ever had.
It is his own concoction, and I watched him prepare the mixture so I could share it with you all.

First, you have to be a fan of ginger (Ciao Chow, look away).
I LOVE GINGER, so this drink had my name all over it.

David's Ginger Martini:

In a shaker with ice, add 1 part vodka, and 1 part ginger ale.
(we used half a bottle of vodka and half a bottle of ginger ale).

Grate a large knob of fresh peeled ginger root on the smallest grates of a microplane zester.

Squeeze in half of a lemon.

Let sit a few minutes, then shake away. You can strain out the ginger bits if you like, but they sank to the bottom, so you can probably skip that step.

This has a big kick from all the fresh hot ginger, and also sweetness from the ginger ale soda.

I think the next time we will garnish them with candied ginger slices.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!


Ciao Chow Linda said...

You're so funny! I would definitely try that cocktail. It sounds delicious. I do use fresh ginger root when I'm preparing Chinese food. Guess I just don't care for ginger and chocolate. But I have to say I'm more interested in the food that's on the tray behind the cocktail. What's there?

SarahB said...

Sta, I make a ginger cocktail too, as you might have imagined! I use a GARLIC PRESS to extract the ginger juice! It works great and no fibrous bits to choke on! Also, I use gin rather than vodka which adds that extra kick.

Pam said...

This looks so good! I love ginger but never thought to add it to a cocktail.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Stacey - see you next week.

Maria said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

StaceyEsq said...

Ooh, baby! I will make these tomorrow (and considering nearly everyone in the house has Swine Flu, I'll be drinking and dining alone)!

A happy and healthy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Stacey!

Jamie said...

Happy Thanksgiving

Jen_from_NJ said...

Fabulous cocktail! Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

doggybloggy said...

Hey Best Foodie Friend - HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and the Mister and I hope your weekend is equally relaxing!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Our family loves martinis. It's nice to see how well the microplane grated the ginger. I love, love, love my microplane.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Stacey.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I've been waiting my entire adult life for this recipe! LOVE ginger!
Happy Thanksgiving, Stacey!

kat said...

I can see that being a great Thanksgiving cocktail! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Culinary Cory said...

I love martini's and ginger. Which means this will be a match made in heaven. I agree. I would garnish with a candied ginger or maybe do a peel of ginger instead of minced.

Elra said...

Hi Stacey,
Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

The martini sounds so good!

Anonymous said...

hi stacey,
I saw this picture today on your camera. Thank you so much for having us over for Thanksgiving today!
love kat s.

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey,
I loved the chocolate cake you made for me today. Thank you for inviting us over for Thanksgiving dinner!
Emma S.

Anonymous said...

HI stacey
i liked the eggs.
Emma S.
A.K.A. kid eating egg

Kate said...

Ginger Martinis! Wonderful. I love ginger...this is for this evening!

LaDue & Crew said...

I need one. Now. {sigh}