At least once every family get-together Aunt Joyce says to me: “why don’t you make the martini with ginger from your Pampered Chef Party?” I can only show up empty handed so many times before I get a “talking to”. Just kidding, she loves me – she wouldn’t say anything. So here is the “famous” martini with ginger. It is so delicious. I also convinced myself that since ginger is helpful for an upset stomach then ginger martinis are not only fun but helpful. Feel free to be appalled….I am as well. But I have to live with myself. Oh…well….
1 piece peeled fresh ginger root (about 1 or 2-inches in size)
1/4 cup sugar
1 can frozen lemonade concentrate
4 cups chilled club soda (1 liter bottle)
1 cup lemon-flavored vodka (I use regular vodka)
1/2 lemon sorbet (I could only find lemon & raspberry sorbet at my grocery store….use what you like)
Diet Sprite for serving (optional)
Zest and juice your lemons. Grate or finely chop your ginger root (I grated mine using a microplane) Put your lemon zest, juice and ginger in a small bowl and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.
In a pitcher, pour your frozen lemonade. Add your lemon-ginger mixture through a strainer into your pitcher. (discard the ginger) Add your club soda and vodka. Gently stir.
To serve, scoop your sorbet into glasses. I like to use the medium size scoop. Pour your beverage over sorbet. Add a splash of sprite. You may want to decorate with more lemon slices. Enjoy!
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