Friday, January 30, 2009
Apple and Thyme Martini
makes 4 servings
10 ounces of Vodka
6 oz apple juice
1/4 Thyme simple syrup (recipe follows)
1 large apple, peeled
4 fresh thyme sprigs
Chill 4 martini glasses in the freezer.
Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, apple juice, and the thyme syrup and shake for about 10 seconds. Divide among the 4 chilled martini glasses.
Using a melon baller, scoop out small balls of apple. Place 3 balls of apple and 1 sprig of thyme in each glass for garnish. Drink immediately!
Thyme Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
5 large fresh thyme sprigs
In a saucepan, combine the sugar, thyme, 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce the 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 kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week
*From Giada's Kitchen. A recipe book I recieved for Christmas