Easy Ginger Martini Recipe

Is it just me or does the martini have a totally cool vibe no matter what the flavor. James Bond drinks them. Women toss them in the face of their enemies before storming away in movies.

I don’t typically shake up a martini at home on a regular night but if I’m hosting guests, they certainly make for a great conversation starter. These Easy Ginger Martinis look beautiful and are perfect for crisp fall nights. 

This recipe starts by making a ginger simple syrup using Litehouse’s Instantly Fresh Ginger. You can use this simple syrup to make homemade ginger ale, a variety of cocktails and as a sweetener for tea or coffee. Basically, you’ll bring the sugar and water to a boil and add in the Instantly Fresh Ginger and steep to a desired flavor. Once the syrup cools, you’ll strain out the ginger and store in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.

Ginger Martini with Litehouse Freeze-Dried Ginger

The martini itself is really simple as well. I like to garnish the glasses with a twist of lemon or if you want a bit of color you can add a couple of fresh cranberries to float in the glasses. Making these martinis makes me want to wrap up in a blanket scarf on a cool fall evening with friends on my patio and share our latest stories. 

Whether you like your martini shaken or stirred, you should give this sweet and spicy martini a sip. And as a quick reminder, always drink responsibly. Cheers!

Ginger Martini

Serves 4 | Finish in 1 hour 5 minutes
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This sweet and spicy ginger martini is perfect to serve with a group of friends on a fall night or at a holiday party.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Litehouse Freeze-Dried Ginger
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Lemon zest or fresh cranberries for garnish

Directions

  1. Bring water and sugar to a low boil over medium heat. Add in the ginger and continue to boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and cover. Allow to sit for 1 hour to cool. Strain the liquid into an air-tight container, removing the ginger pieces.
  3. Add the vodka, lime juice and 2 ounces of ginger syrup to a martini shaker. Add in enough ice to fill the container, seal and shake until chilled.
  4. Divide the cocktail between 4 martini glasses and garnish before serving.
  5. Store remaining ginger syrup in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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