I’m a Vodka drinker, but I love this easy Ransom Note Martini recipe made with Gin and Mead, originally from the Gramercy Tavern. It is so smooth and refreshing and doesn’t have that Gin Martini bite.
After the first sip, I knew this would be my next FAVORITE martini.
Shopping in Charleston, SC, I browsed the Savannah Bee Company shop. They had an excellent selection of Mead in the back, something I haven’t had since my last trip to Ireland. So I picked up a couple of bottles and, when I returned home, looked for some Mead recipes.
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Ingredients that you’ll need to make an easy Ransom Note Martini
So, let’s keep this simple. To make a Ransom Note Martini, you’ll need gin. I have a bottle of Bombay Sapphire at the house, but Hendrick’s is also a good gin. You’ll also need Mead and honey. I picked both of them at Savannah Bee Company.
And finally, a lemon. If you don’t have fresh lemons, don’t hesitate to use lemon juice. The best is ReaLemon.
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You can’t make a great martini without a great shaker. I have at least a dozen but this one is by far my favorite. It doesn’t leak, and the cap is a measuring cup that will measure from 1/2 ounce to 1.5 ounces. And it is dishwasher safe. You can’t go wrong with this shaker.
And don’t forget the chilled martini glass. Nothing is worse than a martini in a warm glass. Check out these 2 that I highly recommend. Joy Jolt set of 6 martini glasses in multi-colors and Crafthouse by Fortessa, set of 4 martini glasses. They are both dishwasher safe. Joy Jolt is a short martini glass, good for stacking in the freezer and the Crafthouse by Fortessa is tall and elegant, but it’s harder to find a good spot to lay it down in the freezer.
Easy Ransom Note Martini Directions
To make the Ransom Note Martini start by making the honey syrup. Just mix the honey with water. Pour the honey syrup, Gin, Mead and lemon juice into a shaker. Let it sit for a minute, shake for 15 seconds and pour it into a chilled martini glass. Now enjoy!
Other easy martinis that you may like
- Lemon Drop Martini
- Strawberry Martini
- Snowflake Martini
- Pomegranate Martini
- Ransom Note Martini
- Caramel Apple Vodka Martini
- Birthday Cake Martini
- Pumpkin Pie Martini
- Espresso Martini
- French Martini
- Winter White Cosmo
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Ransom Note Martini
- 3/4 Ounce Honey Syrup See recipe below
- 2 Ounces Gin Good gins are Bombay Sapphire and Hendricks
- 1 Ounce Mead
- 1/2 Ounce Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 Chilled Martini glass
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1/4 Cup Water
- Mix honey and water in a small bowl until blended
Ransom Note Martini
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add all ingredients and shake.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass.