Makes One Cocktail
- 3 slices of fresh ginger, peeled
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce orange juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 3/4 ounce triple sec
- Sparkling sugar to rim the glass, optional
- sliced lemon or orange for garnish, optional
Prepare the simple syrup earlier in the day by heating one cup of granulated sugar and one cup of water together over medium heat. Heat and stir until the sugar completely dissolves. Cool and chill until used.
Prepare your martini glasses by first spreading a little simple syrup along the edge of the glass and then dipping the wet edge into sparkling sugar. Set the glass aside to dry.
Muddle the ginger in the bottom of your shaker. A muddler is a handy tool to keep on hand. Add ice to the shaker. Then add the remaining ingredients. Shake until the outside of your cocktail shaker is icy cold. Strain into your prepared martini glass. Garnish.