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THIRSTY THURSDAY: A GUEST’S FAVORITE GINGER DROP

Markus Kruger Ginger Drop Cocktail

This Twist on a Lip-Puckering Lemon Drop Martini Comes from Crystal Symphony Guest Markus Krüger

When our guests have a special favorite or request, the Crystal crew is happy to accommodate them. Such was the case aboard Crystal Symphony, when guest Markus Krüger requested the Ginger Drop Martini – a spiced twist on a traditional Lemon Drop martini. Though it’s typically made with a ginger-infused simple syrup, Mr. Krüger takes his cocktail with fresh ginger root mixed directly with the other ingredients and instructed barkeeper Anton how to make the refreshing drink precisely the way he likes it.

This teamwork resulted in what became Mr. Krüger’s favorite cocktail throughout his second Crystal voyage, which Anton promptly prepared for him each day. Now, as he reminisces about those days at sea and the special attention to detail from Anton, Mr. Krüger is sipping Ginger Drop cocktails at his home in Switzerland (see featured image, courtesy of Mr. Krüger) and inviting all of you to enjoy one along with him. Cheers – to many future Crystal cocktails together!

The Ginger Drop Martini
By Markus Krüger

For two cocktails, squeeze a thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger root into a shaker, then add ingredients:

3 oz. lemon vodka
1.5 oz. Triple Sec
1.5 oz. simple syrup
1.5 oz. fresh lemon juice

Shake well with ice and pour into a martini glass (with optional sugar rim).

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