Jasmine Martini

by Yi on February 24, 2013 · 30 comments

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Tired of the same old cocktails from your local bar? If you are looking for something new to try, why not consider an Asian-inspired drink?

Asian flavored mixed drinks used to be considered exotic and rare in the US until some time ago drinks such as scorpion bowl, Mai Tai, Pineapple passion, and etc. became popular at Asian restaurants.

Nowadays, Asian-inspired drinks can be easily found in many non-Asian establishments. Case in point, a popular drink called lychee martini can literally be found at most bars and restaurants in NYC. Also, the continuing popularity of the Japanese food has also fueled a huge demand for sake-based mixed drinks. If you are into unusual cocktails and drinks, then there are Thai-inspired drinks such as Tom Yum Siam and Siam Sunrays.

Jasmine Martini

Personally I am not a big drinker. But I do like to occasionally make drinks to pair with food. Like most people who enjoy a glass of fine wine with a perfectly prepared steak, I also find my dining experience enhanced when my meal is paired with the right drink.

Jasmine Martini

The Jasmine Martini I am sharing today is creation combining liquor with one of my flavor tea – Jasmine tea. If you a tea lover, you might know the wonderful fragrant of jasmine flower tea which is a blend of jasmine flower and green tea.

Jasmine Martini

Jasmine Martini

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Serving Size: 2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 oz vodka
  • 1 tsp jasmine tea
  • 3 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • Sliced lime for garnishing
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Steep one cup of jasmine tea. Let it cool to room temperature
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine chilled ice, vodka, lime juice, 2 oz of jasmine tea, and syrup. Shake to incorporate
  3. Strain the drink into 2 chilled martini glasses. Garnish with jasmine tea flowers and lime slice
http://yireservation.com/recipes/jasmine-martini/

Hope you all enjoy the Jasmine Tea Martini like I do :)

Jasmine Martini

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 June Lin March 9, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Hi Yipeng,

This sounds really good! I want to make it sometimes. What is a good place to buy cocktail shaker?

June

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2 Yi March 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Hey June, thanks for visiting. You can find cocktail shakers at all the kitchen supply stores such as sur la table. Also department stores such as Macy’s also carry it. Please let me know how you like it if you get to try it!

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3 Sandra's Easy Cooking March 7, 2013 at 7:46 am

Looks great! I am not drinker at all, but this sounds great esp. because of the Jasmine. I can imagine the taste that would come with one sip. Great pics, and thank you for sharing!

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4 Gourmantine March 4, 2013 at 6:25 am

For those of us who love jasmine (me) this is a dream drink. I have put jasmine in almost all sorts of dishes so far but never in a cocktail, don’t know why it never occurred before. It’s brilliant! :)

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5 Yi March 6, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Thanks Gourmantine. I am a big jasmine lover too. Would love to know what else you’ve used jasmine for. Thanks.

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6 Lara March 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm

So I made these tonight and put the hand sewn jasmine tea blossoms in the glass instead of just one flower. They were so pretty. We just left them as we refilled with fresh, cold martini. So beautiful and tasty.

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7 Yi March 3, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Hey Lara, thank you for your kind feedback. I am so happy to hear you like the drink. I’ll try to use more jasmine blossoms next time when I wipe up this drink. Thanks!

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8 Lara March 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

oops…..very tasty. I think my mew favorite drink. Will need to learn moderation because they taste sooooo good but forget that they are a Martini. Awesome!

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9 Yi March 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Yes Lara, moderation is important :)

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10 Carolyn Jung March 3, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Bet this is just lovely tasting. It would definitely jazz up any night you’re just making a simple stir-fry at home. ;)

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11 Yi March 3, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Yup it does go well with a light stir-fry dish!

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12 Smoky Wok (Tastes of Home) March 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

This must be a very fragrant martini! thanks for the idea!

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13 Yi March 3, 2013 at 11:09 pm

thank you for stopping by Smoky Wok!

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14 Amy Tong March 1, 2013 at 1:24 am

I adore Jasmine tea and how delightful to transform that into a gorgeous cocktail. I’ll definitely give this a try. Cheers and happy Friday! ;)

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15 Yi March 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Thanks Amy. Wish you a happy weekend!

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16 Gomo February 28, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Great drink! I’m not much of a drinker either, but I do love nice wine or cocktail with my meals. This martini sounds wonderful; jasmine is one of my favorite teas! :-)

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17 Yi March 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm

thanks Gomo. I am not a big drinker either but whenever I do drink I like to try different drinks.

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18 cakewhiz February 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

i don’t drink due to some restrictions but if i did, i would be all over this beautiful drink :D

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19 Yi March 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Thanks cakewhiz!

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20 Nami | Just One Cookbook February 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm

This is truly a nice drink! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the fragrance of jasmine tea. Hmmm I’m imagining the drink. Must be delicious. I have low tolerance for alcohol so I’ll reduce alcohol a bit and can enjoy this at home!

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21 Yi February 27, 2013 at 11:46 pm

hey Nami, the jasmine tea fragrance does give the drink a nice aroma. I’d love to know how you like it!

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22 Colette @ JFF! February 26, 2013 at 2:30 am

Brilliant.

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23 Yi February 26, 2013 at 8:04 am

Thanks Colette!

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24 Angie@Angie's Recipes February 26, 2013 at 12:49 am

What an unique cocktail!

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25 Yi February 26, 2013 at 8:01 am

thanks Angie

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26 bam's Kitchen February 26, 2013 at 12:36 am

Gorgeous cocktail. Is it the weekend yet? I hope you get this message Yi as I am having problems with my comments going through. Take care, BAM

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27 Abbe@This is How I Cook February 25, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Love the idea of using jasmine tea for flavor. I’ll bet you could use others, too. Definitely, a must try!

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28 Yi February 26, 2013 at 8:02 am

You are right Abbe, you can definitely infuse other types of tea. I’ll try rose tea next time!

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29 kitchenriffs February 25, 2013 at 10:15 am

This sounds terrific! And looks wonderful. Great combo of flavors, and very, very attractive (of course, I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a cocktail that didn’t look great!). Really good stuff – thanks.

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30 Yi February 26, 2013 at 8:03 am

Appreciate for your kind words Kitchenriffs!

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