Thursday, February 7, 2008

Green Tea Martini

For many of us the New Year celebrations seem well over by now, but if you celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, February 7, 2008 marks the beginning of the Year of the Rat, with festivities and celebrations taking place all around the world over the next two weeks.

If you are planning your own New Year celebrations, this fits in perfectly with Asian-fusion cuisine, and whether you are cooking food at home, or simply calling your favorite restaurant for pick-up or delivery, this cocktail is sure to please.

Made simply with , ginger and tea, the zing of the ginger mixed with the vodka, and the delicate tannins of the tea are a perfect way to introduce your guests to the delicacies to follow, and go especially well with a menu infused with sweet-spicy-sour flavors.

Ingredients - Green Tea Martini
  1. Pour the Vodka, Tea and Ginger liqueur into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain, and pour into a martini glass.
  4. Decorate with an orchid head.
Also, if you don't want to leave out anyone who would like a non-alcoholic cocktail, make green tea infused with ginger ahead of time, and leave in the refrigerator to chill. Serve in a martini glass with an orchid in the same way, so everyone has a beautiful, fun and delicious start to their meal.

1 comment:

Dr.Gray said...

When making these what kind of green tea do you use? Some kind of cocktail matcha or loose leaf tea?