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


Renegade said...

i am trying to make this recipe and i have all the ingredients measured out on the table but am just confused how to fit all these liquids in one martini shaker! lol i have a standard sized shaker but i doubt all of it will fit plus the ice.... i just need to know what the divided up portions are for each of the 4 drinks.

Tranquil Places said...

Hmmmm...We have the larger shaker in our house. Why don't you split it in half. Mix the entire recipe and pour half the mixture into your martini shaker--should be enough for two, then do the other half. Just make sure you have prepared the entire recipe then split your recipe in half. Make sense? I bet these will be very tasty.