7 hours ago
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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!