Lemon-Thyme Martini
Recipe courtesy of Cristina Ferrare
Servings: Serves 2
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/3 cup lemoncello
  • 1/2 cup lemon-flavored vodka
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • Garnish
    • 2 lemon wedges
    • Purple sugar
    Simple Syrup
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
    • 2 cups water
    For the simple syrup: Combine 2 cups sugar, lemon zest, and 2 cups water in a heavy-bottom saucepan over very gentle heat. Cook until sugar has completely dissolved, stirring until the mixture is clear. Set aside or pour into jar to cool. You can keep the extra simple syrup in a closed container in your refrigerator.

    For the Martini: Place ice in a martini shaker. Add lemoncello, lemon flavored vodka, sprigs of thyme, and 1/4 cup of the simple syrup. Shake vigorously.

    Moisten the rims of your martini glasses with a lemon wedge and coat the rims with purple sugar. Strain lemon-thyme mixture into martini glasses. Garnish each glass with a spring of fresh thyme and serve.

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Inactive Prep Time: 0 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes

    This recipe may appear slightly modified from what you've seen on television.