The good mixer
Green spice martini
10 curry leaves, plus 1 extra to garnish 50ml vodka 20ml lemon juice 10ml sugar syrup or Monin gomme syrup 1 tsp fresh ginger juice (see right) Muddle (bash with the end of a wooden spoon) the curry leaves in a shaker, add all the liquids and a handful of ice, and shake hard. Strain into a chilled martini glass and decorate with a curry leaf.
The ginger juice adds a real kick to this. To make it, peel and grate a knob of fresh ginger, then squeeze with your hands (or tie in muslin and squeeze) to extract the liquid.