Ginger Peach Martinis

From Stone Fruit Cooking with Hugh Groman Catering


Serves 2

  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce peach nectar
  • 1 ounce ginger syrup (see below)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 slices of peach for a garnish
  • Superfine sugar for sugar rim (granulated will work)

Spread a small amount of sugar around on a flat plate. Wet the rims of 2 martini glasses with lime juice or water and dip the rim of the glass into the sugar. Combine vodka, nectar, syrup, and water in a shaker with ice. Shake until very cold and strain into 2 martini glasses. Garnish with a slice of peach dropped into each glass.

Ginger syrup: Combine 2 ounces of peeled, sliced ginger with 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a small pot and simmer for 20 minutes. Let sit (overnight is good but not necessary) to maximize ginger flavor. Strain through a fine mesh sieve.