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

    Xo Ally

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

    Shae @ Current Habits

    10.22.15 Reply
  3. Lovely RECIPE…lOVE IT!

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

    10.22.15 Reply
  5. Kit Van Dusen:

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

    10.23.15 Reply
  6. 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…

    10.24.15 Reply
  7. This looks super yummy! Must try at my next fall party!

    10.26.15 Reply