Ginger Martini: A Simple Vodka Cocktail with Ginger Liqueur

Ginger Martini
Simple, fun and snappy! The Ginger Martini is a vodka cocktail for the adventurous drinker who wants something with a little pizzazz. Brian Macdonald / Photodisc / Getty Images
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving

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.

In theory, 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 complement.

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.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  2. Shake well.

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  4. 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 alcohol content of right around 26% ABV (52 proof). That is normal for a boozy martini, but not as light as other mixed drinks can be.