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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


    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.


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