Hello friends, I am back from my Goa trip and have started the reverse counting for the Indian food Bloggers meet. I am so looking forward to meet the fellow bloggers and appreciate the effort and time taken by the organizing committee to make this meet happen. Apart from meeting the bloggers who I knew only virtually, this meet also offers some exciting contests and surprises, one of which is the Urban Dazzle Cocktail and Mocktail contest.
Urban Dazzle is India's leading Home Shopping Website with a wide range of products to choose from at a very competitive price. As a food blogger who loves to buy Props which are unique and different and do not burn a hole in my pocket, Urban Dazzle is my destination and so far I have liked the service and quality they offer. From bakeware to serving platters to drinkware, they have it all.
Keeping up with the Indian theme as required for this contest, I have come up with this Ginger and Curry Leaves Martini. I had recently bought the Martini glasses and Bar accessories from Urban Dazzle and they were the perfect choice to serve this cocktail. Here is how to make the Martini with an Indian twist. Cheers!!!!!
All you need is
Dry gin - 60 ml
Vermouth - 10 ml
Sugar syrup - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 5-6
Ginger - 1\2 inch piece
For the glass rim
Curry leaves - a bunch
Method of preparation
For the glass rim
Heat the oven to 180 degree C.
Spread the curry leaves on a baking sheet.
Keep the baking sheet in the warm oven for 5-6 minutes, till the leaves are crisp.
Remove the leaves from oven.
Crush to make a fine powder using your fingers.
Add the equal quantity of Martini salt.
Wet the rim of Martini glasses using water.
Dab the wet surface over the martini salt.
The glass is ready.
Chill it for a few hours prior to serving.
Take curry leaves and ginger in the mixing glass.
Crush them using a muddler.
Top the glass with ice.
Add gin, vermouth and sugar syrup and give the mixture a gentle stir.
Strain in the prepared glass.