Ginger martini is a simple cocktail that features the spicy flavor of a ginger liqueur and refreshing notes of lemon. We prefer the use of Domaine de Canton for this recipe because the liqueur is made with Asian baby ginger, French cognac, Provencal honey, Tahitian vanilla, and orange blossom. The Domaine de Canton gives this ginger martini a snappy profile and makes the drink an easy and flavorful upgrade from the popular vodka martini. When combined with Adam Vodka, this is the perfect unexpected spicy cocktail for the holiday season!ย 

For this cocktail, we feature a lot of ginger flavor but once mixed, feel free to adjust if you feel that there is too much ginger for your taste. To adjust, simply cut the liqueur down to a single ounce and Adam Vodka to two ounces. You could garnish this cocktail with a thin slice of fresh or candied ginger, but it might be too much ginger flavor for some, despite the pretty look. A quick twist of lemon essence expressed over the drink is a better complement.

Although Domaine de Canton is well known amongst bartenders, not everyone has had the chance to try a sip of this fantastic liquor. If you can’t find Domaine de Canton, other ginger liquors such as King’s Ginger are a good substitution, similar in quality and price. The main difference is that the Domaine has a stronger flavor of raw ginger root, whereas the King’s is sweeter, while maintaining a great ginger profile. Fun fact, Domaine de Canton was previously made in China but has been produced in France since 2007 (fancy ๐Ÿ˜)

Ginger Liqueur alternative:ย 
If you canโ€™t find one of the above mentioned ginger liquors, you can also brew your own ginger liquor by following the recipe here.ย 

โ€“ 1 1/2 ounces Adam Vodka
โ€“ 1 1/2 ounces ginger liqueur
โ€“ 1 splash freshly squeezed lemon juice
โ€“ Lemon twist, for garnish or candied ginger on a stick placed across the top of the glass