Friday, 19 April 2013

Friday Cocktail: Lime and Green Tea Martini

Earlier today, we all went gaga over lime vodka. It's a cocktail dream. There's the obvious - like mojitos, cuba libres, and even cosmopolitans. But what if you want something with a bit of bite? Something that makes you feel chilled as well as making you go warm and fuzzy all over, something that fills your entire mouth with tons of flavours and a bit of heat. Something that even - if you squint a bit and loosen all your morals - could be seen as slightly healthy.

Well don't worry, we've found the perfect use for Tipsy's wonderful lime vodka masterpiece: a green tea martini! (See? Healthy...ish.) We've based it on a recipe from Belvedere's site, but we've made it much easier and less scary-looking because let's face it: it's Friday. We don't want anything too tricky.

Lime and Green Tea Martini (serves one)

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Tipsy lime vodka
  • 25ml green tea
  • 35ml simple syrup
  • 1 healthy squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 pinch sea salt flakes
  • 1 tiny pinch of grated fresh ginger

Shake it!


  • Put all the ingredients in a shaker over ice.
  • Shake it like the rent is due tomorrow.
  • Strain over a sieve into a martini glass.
  • Garnish with your fancy green thing of choice - a wedge of cucumber, a basil leaf or two, or even some coriander leaves.

Image from Daniel Cruz Valle's photostream under the Creative Commons License

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