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How To Make a Ginger Vodka Martini

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The vodka martini never goes out of style. We've partnered with Smirnoff No. 21, the World's #1 vodka, to help you make it your own this holiday season.

The vodka martini is a classic, so take advantage of its versatility with this seasonal spin. Smirnoff No. 21 meets a fresh, homemade ginger syrup, plus tangy citrus, for a warming welcome that party guests will love.

Ginger Martini

Lynne Lavelle

How To Make a Ginger Vodka Martini


  1. Homemade Syrup:
    1 lemon
    8 ounces chopped ginger with peel
    1 cup sugar
    2 cups water
  1. Cocktail:
    3 ounces Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
    1 ounce homemade syrup
    ½ teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
    twist of lime to garnish


Syrup: Remove the lemon rind, skipping as much white pith as possible, with a vegetable peeler. Add to a food processor with the ginger and chop finely. Transfer to a saucepan with the sugar and water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, strain and cool.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the vodka, ginger syrup, and lime juice, then shake like crazy for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with the lime twist.

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Tom Medvedich