I’ve been wanting to make herb-infused liquor for awhile now and finally tried it with some excess thyme that somehow survived the brutal summer it’s endured in my garden. I strained it after three days and it really made a nice, subtle, earthy difference in the flavor of this vodka cocktail, which is kind of a limey, peachy, bubbly concoction.
For the vodka:
Soak several sprigs of thyme in about 16 oz vodka for about three days in a sealed container (I used a jar). Strain into a clean bottle or airtight jar.
The vodka cocktail, for two:
In a shaker, combine four oz of the vodka, two oz peach liqueur, and the juice of two limes (fresh squeezed). Add a few cubes of ice and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds.
Strain into two glasses and top with a dry champagne. Add sprigs of thyme for garnish. Enjoy!
I am a mom of two and wife to a martial arts school owner, full-time social media professional and avid cook and gardener. I love creating recipes and involving my kids in the process. The food we cook is usually dairy-free and gluten-free, and sometimes paleo, but we make exceptions (ahem, sourdough bread). The “hippie” part of this blog comes into play in the ingredients we use—I’m pretty vigilant about the health of my family and you could even call me “crunchy.” The “modern” part is that I am busy! You won’t catch me making my own nut milk or churning butter (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’m more than happy to take the shortcuts provided by our lovely grocery stores and online shopping —especially in the midst of this global pandemic.