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Sumile
154 W. 13th St.
New York, NY
212-989-7699




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Pear Ginger Martini
Chef Josh DeChellis and Mixologist Kummi Kim of Sumile - New York, NY
Adapted by StarChefs

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

    For Aromatic ginger powder
  • 1 pound fresh ginger
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 5 Shiso leaves*
  • ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise

  • For martini
  • 1½ ounces Olyphant citrus vodka
  • 1 ounce pear puree
  • ½ ounce elderflower concentrate
  • ¼ ounce fresh grated ginger

  • * Shiso belongs to the same family as mint or basil, but its fragrance is completely different. Shiso leaves can be found at specialty food stores or Asian markets.

Method:

Peel and slice ginger into ¼ inch thick slices. Place ginger slices in a medium saucepan and cover with Sauvignon Blanc. Add sugar and cook until reduced to ¼ of original volume. Remove ginger and place on a rack with shiso leaves and vanilla bean in an oven with the pilot light only. Dry overnight or until fully dried. Pulverize in a spice grinder.

Coat rim of martini glass with aromatic ginger powder. Mix vodka, pear puree, elderflower concentrate and grated ginger in a shaker over ice. Strain into martini glass and serve.

 


 Published: Feb 2004