Happy Martini Day! How are we celebrating? With a killer martini recipe, of course. Here’s one from the gents at Trolley’d:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
10 ml dry vermouth, infused with lemongrass and kaffir lime (see tip) | 45 ml Grey Goose vodka | 5 ml kaffir lime syrup (see tip) | 25 ml apple juice | 5 ml lime juice | Very thinly sliced kaffir lime leaves to serve
WHAT TO DO
- Place some ice in a cocktail shaker, then add infused vermouth.
- Strain vermouth and discard, reserving ice.
- Add vodka, syrup and combined juices and shake vigorously until icy cold (about 10 seconds).
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve garnished with kaffir lime leaves.
To make infused dry vermouth, add 1 stalk of lemongrass and 6 bruised kaffir lime leaves to 1 bottle of dry vermouth. Stand for 2 days before using. To make kaffir lime syrup, bring 100gm of caster sugar and 100ml of water to the simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves, then cool and blend with 5-6 kaffir lime leaves, strain and refrigerate until required.