Apple Thyme Martini Recipe.

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Today, we’re making apple martinis. It’s not what you think though… we’re making a more sophisticated take on the apple martini… It isn’t sour at all, but rather… it’s infused with thyme, and it’s completely delicious. The balance of the apple juice + subtly flavored vodka is just divine!

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  • Vodka (I really love this apple vodka as it’s local from Hudson Valley), but any vodka will do… it also does not need to be apple infused.)
  • Apple Juice
  • Thyme
  • Sugar

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The first step is to make a thyme-infused simple syrup. Do not be afraid of this step, it’s called simple for a reason and it is actually incredibly easy. Take 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup water, stir until sugar is dissolved, and then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium/low. Add five sprigs of fresh thyme, and let it cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain, pour into a jar, and let it cool.

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I like to pop my martini glasses in the freezer for an hour or two to get them nice and frosty.

Then, in a martini shaker, combine the following… (serves two!)

  • 4 oz. apple juice
  • 4 oz. vodka
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup.
  • Ice

Shake or stir, allow to chill, strain out the ice and serve up in your chilled martini glasses.

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Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme and a slice of apple, and you’re all done!

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  1. Ally says 10.21.15

    You always find the best cocktail recipes. This one looks fabulous!

    Xo Ally

  2. Shae says 10.22.15

    Umm YUM! Trying this as soon as possible. It sounds amazing!

    Shae @ Current Habits

  3. laura says 10.22.15

    Lovely RECIPE…lOVE IT!

  4. Kristen says 10.22.15

    I love making simple syrup from herbs. Sage is another great one for cocktails this time of year.

  5. Kit Van Dusen says 10.23.15

    This recipe looks awesome–super autumnal and perfect for the season!!

  6. Jenny says 10.24.15

    If only I wasn’t home with a sleeping baby!! I have all the ingredients except the apple juice. I guess you can’t make an apple martini without it. Tomorrow…

  7. Wandeleur says 10.26.15

    This looks super yummy! Must try at my next fall party!