I love me a martini. A simple drink made up of three ingredients – Martini, Vodka/Gin and Ice. I also love to add a piece of frozen fruit in the glass normally, but I was not sure what would go with this so kept it simple.
What you need:
- teapigs jasmine pearls
- Cocktail Shaker
- Martini Glass
So to make this I used the last of a bottle of vodka to infuse with the jasmine pearls. I put the pearls into the vodka and left it for a couple of hours to transfer the flavour to the vodka. Then strain in through a make your own teabag into the cocktail shaker full of ice. Add the martini and shake to make sure the two spirits mix and get cold. Serve in the martini glass.
Warning – this is a very dry drink! I wasn’t expecting how dry it was and did end up adding some tonic to make it a longer drink half way through. If I was to make it again I would add sugar or syrup to the vodka to make it sweeter.
It definitely got me thinking about other ways to use tea and what flavours I like to go together. I think this would go quite well will a frozen lychee as decoration, so maybe add some of the lychee syrup to make it sweeter.