What a great day to repeal Prohibition!. . . and have a Ginger Lime Martini

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On this day (April 10th) way back in 1933, the great state of Michigan became the first state in the union to repeal prohibition — huzzah!  Yup, Michigan became the first state to ratify the 21st amendment, which overturned the 18th amendment — that’s the one that made booze illegal.  In your face Wisconsin!!!  They were the second state to do it, but there’s still a little bad blood over here for them trying to call themselves the “Mitten State” a few months back.  At least both travel boards worked together to use the controversy to help a good cause.

But I digress. . . back to the end of prohibition.  Historians estimate that about 75% of alcohol consumed in the States during prohibition came through Detroit.  Right across the border, Ontario went dry but Canada didn’t ban the manufacture of alcohol for export.  Put that all together, and you can see how Michigan became Booze Central for the country.

Ginger Lime Martini yumminess

I, for one, love the end of prohibition.  If you’re a regular reader, it should come to no surprise.  But here is how I intend to celebrate — with a Ginger Lime Martini!  Sure it’s 10 o’clock in the morning, but what else am I going to do today?

This is taken from Eve Aronoff’s book which was part of my blogiversary give-away (I did pick the winner BTW).  Consider this a preview for those who didn’t win the book.  Maybe you’ll see it a bookstore near you; hopefully you’ll pick it up!  Now I absolutely love these, and I may have had more than my fair share at that wedding reception I was talking about a couple of posts ago 🙂  I just can’t say stop when there’s ginger and lime involved. . . and vodka, don’t forget the vodka.  Here’s what you need:

  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 t. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 T, plus 1 t simple syrup
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 T chopped crystallized ginger

1.  Combine the lime juice and the ginger and let sit for at least an hour.

2.  In a cocktail shaker combine lime juice, ginger, simple syrup, and vodka with ice and shake vigorously.

3.  Pour into a martini glass and garnish with the crystallized ginger (I was fresh out so I didn’t add that last bit)

Thought I'd try to get some of the garden in the picture. Pics don't always work out the well I planned. At least the foot of the glass looks clean here 🙂

Notes — The color may be a little off from what y’all get.  The vodka that I use has some Bison Grass in it and the grass gives it a greenish hue.

19 thoughts on “What a great day to repeal Prohibition!. . . and have a Ginger Lime Martini

    suzisoutlook said:
    April 10, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I do like this martini, sounds good for this evening, sit on the deck and relax. Thanks for sharing, I love a good martini. I enjoyed the history lesseon too.

      Jereme's Kitchen responded:
      April 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      wish i could enjoy it on the deck — looks like a cold rain is on the way

    Just A Smidgen said:
    April 10, 2012 at 11:55 am

    The perfect drink even at 10;)

    ceciliag said:
    April 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    wow, this looks like a super verandah drink for about any time of the day! very gingery!! c

      Jereme's Kitchen responded:
      April 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      i absolutely love them! very good for sipping on the porch / verandah / deck areas!

    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide said:
    April 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I love this one!

    sportsglutton said:
    April 11, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Always good to learn some important alcohol related history first thing in the morning while enjoying a libation of choice. Sounds great!

    Micha said:
    April 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Hello! I have nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award ~ thanks for the inspiration! http://zimonawhim.com/2012/04/18/kreativ-blogger-award/

    Karen said:
    April 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    This sounds like a great martini…I love all the ingredients so I’m sure it will be delicious.

    FreshlyMinted said:
    April 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Amazing flavors – looks like a summertime patio party must!

    Camilla at Conker and Indigo said:
    April 21, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Sounds delicious and I love the glass!

      Jereme's Kitchen responded:
      April 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      i have four of them — i found two pairs at two different garage sales. i think they were $1 a pair. you can find them on ebay for like $15

    freerangekitchen said:
    April 21, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award because your blog make my mouth water.

      Jereme's Kitchen responded:
      April 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      exciting! i need to get caught up on posting and hopefully prepare something!

    cookingislife said:
    April 24, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Reblogged this on cookingislife.

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