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Happy Hour: Cilantro Martini


I met two of my oldest gal pals for happy hour at Two restaurant here in San Francisco. We sat at the bar and acted the way long time girlfriends usually do when they see each other: giddy. Laura, who is a member of the staff at Two, told me that I had to try the cilantro martini. Using cilantro to infuse a cocktail?! Pure genius! This cocktail was smooth and refreshing - an absolutely excellent aperitif. My tastebuds were souring, my palette tantalized, and my heart racing (not from the drink but from the very cute bartender!). Like any resourceful party gal I ran home and worked out the recipe on my own. Like cilantro? Like vodka? Make this cocktail for your next happy hour! To get the recipe just



Cilantro Martini
Inspired by a cocktail consumed at Two restaurant

heaping handful fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated and minced
juice from 1 lime
1/2 oz
Simple Syrup

2 oz citrus flavored vodka (recommended Ketel One Citroen)
1/2 oz gin (recommended Bombay Sapphire)

  1. Fill shaker with crushed ice, cilantro, lime juice, and simple syrup. Muddle well.
  2. Add vodka and gin shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail shaker and enjoy.

Serves 1.

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