Jasmine Martini

Garnish this vodka martini with a jasmine bloom.

Courtesy of Tyler Florence of the Food Network.

Difficulty: Medium
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Yield: 4 martinis

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 strips orange zest
1 handful pesticide-free jasmine flowers, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup vodka
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
1 lemon, juiced

Directions:

Combine the sugar, water and lemon zest in a pot over medium heat. Gently simmer for 2 minutes until the sugar is dissolved, swirling the pot over the heat now and then – do not allow to boil or get dark. Put the jasmine in a mason jar or glass container and pour the sugar syrup on top; steep for 1 to 2 hours to infuse the jasmine flavor into the syrup.

In a martini shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, Grand Marnier, lemon juice and 4 tablespoons of the jasmine syrup. Shake until frothy and pour into chilled martini glasses. Float a jasmine flower in each glass for great presentation.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Vesper Martini

Made famous by super-spy James Bond, this chilling recipe, named for 007's deceased love, is sure to give you the vapors.

Black Devil Martini Recipe

Dark rum and a black olive garnish give this martini its midnight hue. Rim the glass with coarse orange sugar to dress it up for a Halloween party.

Winter Jasmine

Try this easy-growing shrub to savor sunny yellow blooms in the heart of winter.

XXX Martini

Offer this exotic cocktail at your next dinner party.

Almond Joy Martini Recipe

Miss trick-or-treating? This adults-only drink tastes like an Almond Joy candy bar but comes with a kick courtesy of chocolate vodka, hazelnut liqueur and coconut rum.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Recreate the classic pie, complete with graham cracker crust, in a martini glass — a favorite holiday cocktail.

Dirty Martini Recipe

Learn how to make a classic dirty martini at HGTV.com!

Milky Way Martini Recipe

What would Halloween be without candy? This Milky Way Martini, an adult version of the classic candy bar, mixes coffee liqueur, chocolate vodka and cream for the perfect Halloween treat.

On TV

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.