Impress cocktail party guests with this refreshing recipe by Ming Tsai.


  • 3 ounces vodka, well chilled

  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice

  • 2 ounces ginger syrup*

  • Lime wedge, for garnish

  • *Ginger syrup

  • 2 cups fresh ginger, cut into 1/8-inch slices (about 2 large hands)

  • 2 cups water


  • 1.

    In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

  • For the ginger syrup::

  • 1.

    In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine sugar, ginger and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until syrupy and reduced by half, about 40 to 45 minutes. Strain ginger pieces out and reserve syrup.

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