From the bartender’s corner – Guayaba Martini
This is not the real name. If you have a better name, let me know. I had some Guava juice with me. Guava was one of the common fruits we grew up with in India. In fact we had a couple of guava trees in our own yard.
The fruit itself, as I understand is not native to India. It was brought to India by the Portuguese, who themselves got it from southern Mexico. The origin, as I understand, is in southern Mexico/central America.
Anyways, I asked Sharmila what would go well with Guava juice. Ginger and jalapeno, she said.
So, here is how the drink was made…
Put a small amount of ginger paste or muddle a little piece of ginger with a couple of small slices of jalapeno in a glass . Ginger is very strong – so be easy on the amount. Pour ice, a little rock salt, 3-4 ounces of guava juice and 2 ounces of vodka. I used UV’s Sriracha vodka to get the extra pungency. Shake it and pour in a cocktail glass.