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Vanilla, Apple and Thyme Martinis

You'll need

2 granny smith apples, halved ½ lemon Sprig thyme, plus extra to garnish 1 tsp vanilla sugar or white sugar 45 ml vanilla vodka


  • 01
  • In a shaker, add 3 apple cheeks, lemon, thyme and sugar and muddle.
  • 02
  • Add vodka, half-fill with ice and shake for 30 seconds.
  • 03
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass. Cut 2 thin slices from remaining apple, float in glass, top with a sprig of thyme and serve.

“This is great at summer weddings. Everyone generally likes vanilla and apple. This is balanced so it can function as a delightful apéritif or as something to sip on through the afternoon. Even grandma gets into this one.” - Jason Crawley

At A Glance

  • Serves 2 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 2 people

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