Electric Lemon Martini

Sansho peppercorns contain a compound called sanshools, which confuse your tastebuds and produce a numbing, tingling sensation like licking a battery (we do not advise licking batteries). Vodka infused with sansho pepper is a delightful addition to any citrus flavored cocktail.

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Electric Lemon Martini Recipe

  • 1/4 ounce Sansho peppercorns
  • 2 cups cheap vodka
  • 1 1/2 fl oz of your favorite vodka
  • 1/2 fl oz Sansho vodka
  • 1 fluid ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ice
  • lemon slice for garnish
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Preparation Instructions

Put sansho peppercorns and cheap vodka in a sealed bottle and let them infuse for at least a week. Gently shake or swirl the bottle every day and store away from intense light or heat.

To make the cocktail, pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into martini or coupe glasses, garnish with lemon slices.

Helpful Hints

Depending on how long your sansho vodka has been infusing and how strong a sansho flavor you like, you can vary the ratio of infused to plain vodka in the cocktail.

Optional: Add a few drops of yellow food coloring for visual appeal.


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