Saturday, January 02, 2010

Green Tea Martini

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
Green tea is really good for you. Or so they tell me. The secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in powerful anti-oxidants: besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It has also been effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots. The latter takes on added importance when you consider that thrombosis (the formation of abnormal blood clots) is the leading cause of heart attacks and stroke. Here's is a cocktail which incorporates pseudo good health and leisure distraction. It's so Santa Fe! You'd better start drinking these cocktails right now!

2 oz lemon vodka
1/2 oz Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
1 oz chilled green tea

Combine ingredients in a martini shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Pour into a martini glass rimmed with lime juice and sugar. Garnish with lime slices.