Ginger Martinez

Drink Recipes by Taste of the Seacoast / December, 2019

The Ginger Martinez – a featured cocktail at the 2019 Best of Taste Bash – is a variation of the classic Martinez which highlights the rich flavor palette offered by our Bruno Marino Artisan Vermouth and Bradford’s Chesterton’s Gin products.

Adapted from Highland Wine Merchants

Makes 1 serving

2 oz. Bradford’s Chesterton’s Gin
3/4 oz. Bruno Marino Artisan Vermouth
1/4 oz. ginger simple syrup
dash orange bitters

Stir all ingredients with ice until chilled. Serve in a chilled glass garnished with orange twist.

Ginger Simple Syrup:
Easy to make, ginger simple syrup is a great addition for cocktails. It is also delicious over ice cream and makes a great sweetener for tea.

3/4 cup peeled and thinly sliced ginger root (about 1/4 pound)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Bring ginger, sugar, and water to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved, then gently simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a bottle and cool to room temperature, then refrigerate. Syrup will keep in refrigerator for up to 30 days.

Remaining ginger slices can be used in other recipes, such as candied ginger.