Jasmine Martini

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

30 comments

  1. Hi Yipeng,

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

    June

    • 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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! :)

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

  4. 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.

    • 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!

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. 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! 😉

  9. 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! :-)

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

  10. i don’t drink due to some restrictions but if i did, i would be all over this beautiful drink 😀

  11. 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!

  12. 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

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

  14. 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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