Strawberry Lemongrass Martini

I knew I wanted to make a cocktail for Brunch Week.  It’s not brunch without a little booze.  I planned on making a “Frozen Sunrise.”  It’s a spin on a drink we used to serve at on of my old jobs.  It didn’t come out right and I’m not about to serve up something sub par.  So the next morning I grabbed some strawberries (they were on sale $0.99/lb!) and some Gourmet Garden herbs – chiles, lemongrass, and basil.

 

Strawberry Lemongrass Martini 1

 

I knew basil and strawberry were a good pairing, but it’s been done.  The sweet/hot chile combination could be insteresting, but I was nervous.  And I’ve been wanting to find something to make with the lemongrass I received a couple months ago.  So I made mini cocktails with all three herbs.  Chile was out right away – it wasn’t horrible, but not really that great.  The basil was fine, as expected.  but the lemongrass was a little different and I liked it.  Now, here we are with a delicious brunch martini that’s a little different from the regular mimosa or bloody mary.  That has a subtle citrus taste and is wonderfully light.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

 

Strawberry Lemongrass Martini 2

 

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Strawberry Lemongrass Martini
 
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Serves: 2 martinis
Ingredients
  • 5 strawberries, de-stemmed and halved
  • 1 teaspoon lemongrass, chopped very fine {I recommend Gourmet Gardens}
  • 4 ounces Grey Goose vodka
  • 4 ounces strawberry lemonade {store-bought or homemade}
Other Equipment:
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Muddler
  • Strainer
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. Add 8 strawberry halves, lemongrass, and vodka to cocktail shaker. Muddle ingredients until strawberries are completely pulverized. Add strawberry lemonade and enough ice to fill the shaker.
  2. Close shaker and shake vigorously until ingredients are well combined and chilled. Strain cocktail into a martini glass. Cut a small slit in the two remaining strawberry halves. Place strawberries on the the glass rim for garnish.
Notes
If your martinis come up a little short you can add a touch more lemonade if you like. It all depends on the size of your martini glasses.

 

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