If you have followed my blog from the beginning, you know that my husband and I have a summer cottage in the town of Naples in the Lakes Region of Maine. Lakeside living is easy in Maine. We do a little gardening, boating, jet skiing, cooking and grilling. Oh I forgot about our days when we take a ride exploring the back roads of Maine or driving to a lunch destination. Maybe I shouldn’t say life is easy but instead life is fun.
When the weather is nice, we also have a tradition of have an evening cocktail on the dock before we prepare dinner. It’s so pleasant sitting on the dock listing to the sounds of the water and watching boats going by. One of our favorites things is to wave and chime our bell as the Songo River Queen passes by with her decks filled with people taking a cruise of the lake.
I thought you might enjoy making this Summer Thyme Martini which is a refreshing cocktail to have at the end of an afternoon. Cheers!
This is not an exact recipe…you can make this cocktail for one or one hundred. It is one part of your favorite lemonade (either homemade or your favorite store-bought), two parts thyme infused vodka (add fresh sprigs of thyme to vodka and let infuse for at least three hours or more according to your taste). Pour the lemonade and vodka into a cocktail shaker with a large wedge of lemon, squeezed and dropped into the shaker. Shake hard until your hand is freezing. Pour into your favorite martini glass garnished with a slice of lemon and a fresh sprig of thyme and you have a Summer Thyme Martini. If you want to take it up a notch you always add a touch of limoncello or prosecco.