Thursday, March 31, 2011

ginger green (mar)teani

Grand Marnier, we love you. Period and respectfully. But allow me to introduce Domaine de Canton French Ginger liqueur. It’s sweet and smooth, elegant in it’s fancy and frosty French bottle, gingery, and oh so refined. Did I mention smooth?

It’s new(ish – lost pix from trying to post before losing my camera) and fab.u.lous cold, room, or warm on it’s own. I am a long-time tea drinker and, like everyone else on earth, I also wish that martinis could be healthy. So, ok, no scientific epiphany or public health breakthrough here, but that notion led me to decaf green iced tea + vodka + domaine de canton ginger, and it least yielded something delicious. Puuurrfect date drink gentlemen ; )

3 oz. decaf green tea, chilled (steep 1 qt water with 5 tea bags and 1 nub peeled ginger if you have it around)
1 jigger vodka
ginger liqueur to taste

enjoy… what are your twists? Also try a splash of the ginger in a flute of dry sparkling wine. My snowbird in-laws are returning from Florida soon, and if they bring me oranges I will be trying orange and ginger crepes, or something to go on top of vanilla ice cream. Lots of options!

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Ginger Green Tea Martini

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Ingredients:

5 green tea bags
1 quart water
2 cups vodka
1 cup Domaine de Canton Ginger liquer

Directions:

- boil water and steep tea bags
- cool and refrigerate tea
- combine tea with vodka and liquer

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