Ginger Martini

Ginger Martini cocktail

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
276 Calories
0g Fat
26g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 276
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 31mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The ginger martini is a simple cocktail that features the spicy flavor of a ginger liqueur, such as Domaine de Canton. This liqueur is made with Asian baby ginger, French cognac, Provencal honey, Tahitian vanilla, and orange blossom. Domaine de Canton was previously made in China but has been produced in France since 2007. The Domaine de Canton gives the ginger martini a snappy profile and makes the drink an easy and flavorful upgrade from the popular vodka martini.

Our measurements for the drink do feature a lot of ginger flavor, but if after you've mixed and tried it, you feel that this recipe uses too much ginger for your taste, cut the liqueur down to a single ounce and adjust the vodka to two ounces. You could garnish this cocktail with a thin slice of fresh or candied ginger, but it might be too much ginger flavor for some, despite the pretty look. A quick twist of lemon essence expressed over the drink is a better complement.

Although Domaine de Canton is well known amongst bartenders, not everyone has had the chance to try a sip of this fantastic liquor. Poured over ice, a glass of Domaine is an excellent digestif. If you can't find Domaine de Canton, other ginger liquors like the King's Ginger is a good substitution, similar in quality and price. The main difference is that the Domaine has a stronger flavor of raw ginger root, whereas the King's is sweeter, while maintaining a great ginger profile.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ginger Martini ingredients

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

    giner martini ingredients in a cocktail shaker

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  3. Shake well.

    shaker cocktail shaker

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  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

    Ginger Martini strained into a glass

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  5. Garnish with a lemon twist. Serve and enjoy.

    Ginger Martini garnished with a lemon twist

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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 percent ABV (52 proof). That is normal for a boozy martini, but not as light as other mixed drinks can be.