Recipe - Strawberry Ginger Martini

Remember my post on what makes a martini a martini? Well, a lot of things can be called martinis nowadays but I still think that martinis should at least have gin. The other day, Duc bought some Domaine de Canton, which is a ginger liqueur. I had had it before when I was in school, and it is quite the tasty liqueur if you're a fan of ginger. It's got a great strong gingery taste but the sharpness is also smoothed out by the inclusion of vanilla syrup in the ingredients. We first had it straight up on the rocks and then decided to experiment a tad. Using one of the recipes available on the Canton site, we tweaked it a bit for our own purposes and made a good strong drink (after one failed drink). However, I wouldn't mind taking some more time to perfect it. Also, it was the first time I got to use my cocktail shaker ever but my apologies for not presenting the drink in an actual martini glass. We only had wine glasses.

Step 1: Ingredients (serving size: 2 or 1 strong one)
  • ice, for shaking
  • .75 oz gin
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2.25 oz Domaine de Canton
  • 6 strawberries, muddled

Step 2: Prepping the ingredients
Wash the strawberries and slice off the green. If you have a muddler, use that but if not, you can try what I did by slicing up the strawberries into small pieces and smashing the berries with the big end of a knife. Slice your lime in half too and remove the seeds.

Step 3: Finishing
Squeeze all the lime juice into a shaker and add the strawberry mush. Then add in your gin and Canton. Fill with ice and shake! Strain into a glass and enjoy (for the second drink, we included the strawberry pieces inside the drink so we could eat some).


Photos courtesy of Duc Duong.



  1. This looks great! Love ginger cocktails, but they're usually made of muddled ginger or fizzed up with ginger beer. Domaine de Canton sounds great! Where can you get it?

  2. Look for the pretty lantern/bamboo-like bottle in liqueur sections of bigger beverage stores like BevMo! and Total Wine & More though it's definitely cheaper at the latter store than the former. It'll run you $20-$30 for a full bottle but you can also get the smaller version that I believe is two shots' worth for $2-$3. I wouldn't expect it in a small store by any means. Let me know what you think of it!