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Lemon Gingerini

Lemon Gingerini

This is one of my favorite martinis! If you are afraid to drink gin, this drink will change your mind. The Lemon Gingerini incorporates ginger syrup (very easy to make at home, or substitute with fresh ginger), gin, and lemon to produce a slightly herbal and incredibly refreshing drink.

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Ingredients [ oz | cl ][ My Bar ]
2 12 oz Hendricks Gin[ Add ]
34 oz Lemon Juice[ Add ]
12 oz Ginger Syrup[ Add ]
Method: Stir
Glass: Cocktail
  1. Before you begin - DO NOT put ginger ale in this drink. You need to either make ginger syrup, which is simple syrup (2 parts sugar dissolved into 1 part water) with a few chunks of ginger placed in it - use enough ginger to give a strong ginger flavor. Or just grate about a 3/4 inch chunk of ginger and squeeze the juice from that into the drink with about a tablespoon of sugar. I hope this doesn't prevent anyone from trying this drink, because it is very good!
  2. Once you have everything: Add 0.5 oz of ginger syrup (or whatever you decided on), 0.75 oz of lemon juice, and 2.5-3 oz of gin (I prefer Hendricks) to a large glass.
  3. Add 4-6 ice cubes and stir until cold.
  4. Serve in martini glass.
  5. Garnish with candied ginger and lemon peel.
  6. Make sure to squeeze lemon peel over glass before serving - this releases oils that make the drink taste better.
  7. If you don't believe me compare two drinks, one with and the other without lemon oil squeezed on top.

Volume: 3.8 oz
Alcohol units: 3.3 standard drinks
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 29%


Times viewed: 183721
Average Score: 9.1 (18 votes)

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I have been experimenting with ginger in my drinks a lot lately - I tried this combination out one night and it was amazing!

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I make a lemon ginger syrup. I boil 1-2 cups water + 2-4 large pieces of grated ginger + juice of a 4-6 lemons + sugar to taste. I simmer for about 30 minutes. Let sit overnight. Strain into martini shaker with gin and ice. I use 1 oz gin + 1 oz syrup + top up with Perrier. I also add lemon peel and slice of ginger. My friends and I love the nice kick back of ginger. Add more or less to your liking.

Comment by Doppelsis on 2014-02-21 14:38:31

Delicious! I have always made this martini with vodka but never had the guts to try it with gin. Love it! Will definitely be making it with gin again.

Comment by Janel on 2012-07-02 20:48:51

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Last updated on 2015-05-05 09:07:37
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