Thursday, June 18, 2015

Door to Door Winner, and a Ginger Martini

Happy Thursday, readers! This week is just going by so quickly, but at least that means that it is time to select a winner for the $50 shop credit to Door to Door Organics. Using, the winner is...
Comment #15- Dina. Congratulations! You have until Monday to contact me by email to claim your prize,  or another winner will be selected.

If you didn't win, you can still use the Bite Buff $10 discount link to try the service.

I also want to share with you today a recipe for a Ginger Martini. We fell in love with them in Costa Rica, and we've had some fun recreating them at home.
3 ounces plain vodka
1 ounce ginger syrup (see recipe below)
1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Twist of lemon

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, ginger syrup, and lemon juice. Cover and shake vigorously, until combined and chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Add lemon twist and serve.

Ginger Syrup (yield = 2 cups):
1 lemon
2 cups coarsely chopped fresh ginger with peel (8 ounces)
1 cup sugar
2 cups water

Remove the outer peel of the lemon.
Finely chop the lemon peel and ginger in a food processor.
Transfer the lemon-ginger mixture to a medium saucepan.
Add the sugar and water and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes.
Strain the mixture, discard the waste, and cool the liquid.
Add to your other martini ingredients, and enjoy.

We adapted a couple of recipes that I found online. This is a refreshing summer cocktail, that we hope you enjoy as much as we do!