Ginger and Scotch Chilli Martini

Inaugural Week, Day 6 - Ginger and Scotch Chilli Martini

Course: Drinks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Ginger and Scotch
Change things up and make a whisky martini. Then spice it up with ginger and red chillis and sweeten it with pineapple.
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz (45 ml) Scotch whisky
  • 5 oz (150 ml) ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup pineapple , cut into small chunks
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger
  • 2-3 chilli slices

For the Garnish

  • 1 small piece of sliced ginger
  • 1-2 chilli slices

Instructions

  1. Chill martini glass by putting it in the fridge or fill with ice. Cut ginger into matchstick size.
  2. In a mixing glass, add the pineapple, ginger, and chillis and mash with a muddler or wooden spoon. Make sure to thoroughly mash the ginger and chillis into the pineapple to extract all the flavors. I didn’t have a muddler and my wooden spoon wasn’t smashing the pineapples well enough so I ended up used a mortar and pestle. Give the muddled juice a taste and adjust for spiciness to your liking (ie more ginger or more chillis).
  3. Add whisky and ginger ale and stir well or use a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass – use a fine sieve so all the ginger and pineapple bits don’t end up in your glass. Garnish with sliced ginger and sliced chilli if desired. I thought the martini was perfect but Scotch asked for more whisky in his (of course).
  4. Sip slowly, drink responsibly, and enjoy!