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.

Lorrie Corvin,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

October 2006
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