We always need more thyme and with this infusion, you’ll need never worry. Thyme is a somewhat difficult flavor to pin down–to me it basically just smells like “Italian.” Sort of an oregano-basil-peppery kind of thing.
Mt favorite uses for this infusion include on the rocks, used to flavor a martini featuring cucumber infused vodka, or as the feature of a dirty martini.
- 3 cups vodka
- 1/2 cup fresh thyme
- Rinse thyme thoroughly and trim any discolored bits (pay special attention to the end of the stems). You can remove all the leaves from the stem, but this isn’t necessary. Gently pat dry.
- Add thyme and vodka to a jar and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place for 4 days, shaking once per day.
- Pour through a coffee filter and store in a cool, dark place. Will keep for at least a year.
Note: After a few days some sediment may form at the bottom of the bottle. If desired, pour through a coffee filter a second time.
- 2 oz Cucumber Infused Vodka
- 1 oz Thyme Infused Vodka
Shake both ingredients in ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with 2 large olives. Also good a bit dirty.
- in a martini or dirty martini
- with lemonade
- with ginger ale or cola
- in a bloody mary
- on the rocks