One of my favorite spots to haunt lately is “Eve” restaurant located in the Kerry Town district in Ann Arbor (MI).

I’ve had Eve’s food before at catered events, but it was only 2 months ago that I actually went to check it out myself.

One of Suite Suzy’s friends had been telling us about the banging ginger lime martini offered there. So being the flavored/designer martini lover that I am, I had to have one.

So on this fateful night, I sampled the ginger lime martini & my life (or at least the next few months) was changed after having the best fucking martini ever!!!

Eve’s martini is smooth, spicy, tart, sweet & orgasmic all in one chilled glass.

Since that night, I’ve been back to Eve several times; most recently with Cousin Dee for a Thursday night jump off. I now have her feeling the power of the ginger lime martini.

The other muist have item at Eve are the Thai chicken dumplings, the perfect accompanyment to the ginger lime martinis. The dumplings are so good that I almost came on myself a little bit the 1st time I had them.

So since I’m now hooked on the ginger lime martini & hooked on saving money whenever possible; I have been experimenting with a few recipes that I collected & came up with something that is my own but not really. After 3 weeks of testing, I am now confident enough to share. Mindspill

– Fresh lime juice
– Fresh ginger
– Crystallized ginger
– Simply syrup
– Vodka (no Mohawk or Absolute please, think top self!)

Simple Syrup Procedure:
– Combine 1 cup water of with 3/4 cup of sugar in a small pot and bring to boil.
– Take a swig of your vodka
– Reduce heat and let simmer 5 to 10 minutes.
– Allow to cool.

>>>OK, now the fun part!<<<

– Juice 3-5 medium/large limes

– Peel your ginger root & slice 4-5 pieces width wise. Pieces should be disc shaped depending on the part of the root that you slice. (The more ginger you add, the spicier your martini will be)

– Toss ginger pieces in your cocktail shaker & muddle them to almost a pulp. This will extract the juice needed to flavor the martini.

– Add ice to your cocktail shaker along with 1/3 cup lime juice & 1/3 cup simple syrup & a big splash of vodka then shake thoroughly.

– Pour your delicious sweet, sour & spicy concoction into a chilled martini glass. (use a fine colander to sift out lime pulp & ginger pieces that slip through). My Ikea cocktail shaker happens to have a strainer but I still use a sifter to make my drink smooth.

– Slice your crystallized ginger into slivers & toss a few into your drink. They make for a nice surprise at the end of the glass.

This recipe should produce two martinis.