Ginger-Lime Martini

recipe
Make the ginger syrup ahead and keep it on hand in your refrigerator up to one week to have this eye-opening martini ready in a flash. Chill your glasses in the freezer before serving.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1 martini)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 27 Minutes
Cook: 18 Minutes
Other: 1 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 248
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 21.5 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Calcium 3 mg

Ingredients

1 cup chopped peeled fresh ginger (1 large root)
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
2 cups vodka, chilled and divided
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 1/2 limes), divided
Lime wedges (optional)
Mint leaves (optional)

Preparation

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Chill ginger syrup 1 hour or until very cold.

2. Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add 1/4 cup chilled ginger syrup, 1/2 cup chilled vodka, and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Shake well; strain into 2 martini glasses. Repeat procedure with remaining ginger syrup, vodka, and lime juice. Garnish glasses with lime wedges and mint leaves, if desired.

Note:

Lorrie Corvin,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection

October 2006
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