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Ginger-Lime Martini

Prep time 27 mins
Cook time 18 mins
Other time 1 hr
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 martini)
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.

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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

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