A couple of great things happened in the last few weeks to culminate in this great fun holiday cocktail. I was making a lemon thyme lamb stew and had thought that the lemon and thyme really complimented each other very well and had been thinking about that combo since. Next thing I know I'm at the grocery store and see lemon sugar. It was at that point that I had the revelation...the sugar would make the perfect rim for a martini; a lemon thyme martini. 3 tries later and I think we perfected it!
Lemon Thyme Martini
juice of 2 lemons (1-1/2 to 2 oz)
1 oz thyme simple syrup*
2 oz vodka (or 3oz if you wish)
lemon sugar for garnish (or any good granular sugar)
lemon twist for garnish
Chill martini glass in freezer while making the drink. Add ingredients together in shaker, add ice, shake. Use a wet paper towel to wipe rim of martini glass and push into sugar for garnish. Strain shaken drink into glass and serve. You can also add a lemon twist for extra credit.