Rice & Peanut Beverage
Hot Pepper Sesame Oil
1 inch ginger
Salt & pepper
To make the garnish, grill (or thaw) 1 shrimp and skewer it with a cube of extra-firm tofu and a small lime wedge. Chill. Set aside.
Start the martini mixture by placing the ginger, lime, soy sauce, and sesame oil in the bottom of the shaker. A few cranks of salt and pepper will suffice. Muddle. Add the vodka and peanut/rice drink. Shake, pour, garnish.
The genius of this martini is in the canned peanut/rice drink. The short list of water, sugar, fried peanuts, and starch, ensures the drink is uncomplicated. The lime, shrimp, tofu and seasonings all work together to create the flavor of traditional Pad Thai. I said uncomplicated…I didn’t say unpretentious.