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Apple and Thyme Martini

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Ice

10 ounces vodka

6 ounces apple juice

1/4 cup thyme syrup, recipe follows

1 large apple, peeled

4 fresh thyme sprigs

Thyme Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

5 large sprigs fresh thyme

Directions

  1. Special equipment: melon baller
  2. Chill the martini glasses.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice. Combine the vodka, apple juice, and thyme syrup in a martini shaker. Shake for about 10 seconds. Divide between the 4 chilled martini glasses.
  4. Use the melon baller to scoop out small balls of apple. Place 3 balls of apple and 1 sprig of thyme in each glass for garnish. Serve immediately.

Thyme Simple Syrup:

  1. In a saucepan combine sugar, water, and thyme over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and cool the syrup. Any extra cooled syrup can be saved in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  2. Yield: 1 cup
  3. Prep Time: 5 minutes
  4. Cook Time: 5 minutes

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