Lemon Thyme Martini

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You will need to make or buy colored sugar, here is a site that will tell you how to make your own  http://bit.ly/xDC8EI

Lemon Thyme Martini

Servings 2

2 cups ice

1/3 cup lemoncello

1/2 cup lemon-flavored vodka

1/4 cup simple syrup

2 sprigs thyme


2 lemon wedges

Purple sugar


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 gentle heat. Cook until sugar has completely dissolved, stirring until the mixture is clear. Set aside or pour into jar to cool completely to room temperature. 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.

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  • Deborah Chapman

    where to buy purple sugar? it there a substitute . I have Lemoncello and have no idea what to do with it.

    • Deborah you can buy it at Sur La Table or just go on the internet and it will show you a number of places to buy it’s pretty accessible. Hope this helps. Cristina