For late nights dragonslaying in Azeroth I find wine makes me too sleepy too quickly and is not a dull buzz I want. So instead when I want to sip something simple & tasty with kick I prefer margaritas, mojitos, caiperinha, limoncello, beer, that sort of thing. After all, it’s a virtual party! We’re not always in the mood to read classic literature, right? Occasionally a comic book or magazine is what you want.
Tonight I made an experiment that turned out SPLENDIDLY. It’s my Lychee Ginger Vodka Martini — not as good as the one made with real ginger at Solage around the corner from my temporary apartment in Napa Valley, but it’ll do.
Lychee Ginger Vodka Martini
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. ginger liqueur (grabbed a mini bottle of Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur as an impulse buy at the local wine store checkout counter!)
4 oz. lychee juice OR 3 oz. lychee nectar
1 lychee to garnish the bottom if you like
Shake in cocktail shaker with ice, filter pour into martini glass, drop optional lychee in the bottom.
I expect this will be perfect for hot nights on the deck with pre-chilled ingredients.