The Ginger Martini is a simple cocktail which features the spicy flavor profile of a ginger liqueur, such as Domaine de Canton. It is a snappy martini and a nice, easy upgrade from the popular Vodka Martini.
You could garnish this cocktail with a thin slice of fresh or candied ginger, but that could be too much of one flavor. A quick twist of lemon essence expressed over the drink is a much better compliment.
If you feel that this recipe uses too much ginger for your taste, feel free to cut the liqueur down to a single ounce and adjust the vodka accordingly.
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Garnish with a lemon twist.
How strong is the Ginger Martini?
This Ginger Martini recipe is made almost entirely of alcohol, so it is only reasonable that it is not a light drink. If made with an 80-proof vodka and Domaine de Canton, the cocktail has an alcoholic content of 26% ABV (52 proof). That is normal for a boozy martini, but not as light as other mixed drinks can be.