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Tetsuya Wakuda: Kaffir Lime and Green Apple Martini

Australian Gourmet Traveller cocktail recipe for Kaffir Lime and Green Apple Martini by Tetsuya Wakuda.

By Tetsuya Wakuda & Byron Woolfrey
  • Serves 1
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Kaffir Lime and Green Apple Martini
You’ll need to begin this recipe 2 days ahead.


  • 10 ml dry vermouth, infused with lemongrass and kaffir lime (see note)
  • 45 ml Grey Goose vodka
  • 5 ml kaffir lime syrup (see note)
  • 25 ml apple juice
  • 5 ml lime juice
  • To serve: very thinly sliced kaffir lime leaves


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    Place some ice in a cocktail shaker, then add infused vermouth. Strain vermouth and discard, reserving ice. Add vodka, syrup and combined juices and shake vigorously until icy cold (about 10 seconds). Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve garnished with kaffir lime leaves.


To make infused dry vermouth, add 1 stalk of lemongrass and 6 bruised kaffir lime leaves to 1 bottle of dry vermouth. Stand for 2 days before using. To make kaffir lime syrup, bring 100gm of caster sugar and 100ml of water to the simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves, then cool and blend with 5-6 kaffir lime leaves, strain and refrigerate until required.

  • undefined: Tetsuya Wakuda & Byron Woolfrey