Blackberry Thyme Martinis

It is summer now

It is summer now

If you think of Happy Hour all day Friday this is the drink for you. Make your berry mix in the morning so it can macerate all day in the refrigerator and you can think happy thoughts. Or you could just make it half an hour before you mix the drinks as well.

Blackberry Thyme Martinis

  • 1 part blackberry thyme juice*
  • 1/2 part simple syrup
  • 1 part vodka

Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with fresh thyme.

Blackberry Thyme Juice

  • 1 pint fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • juice from one lime
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped thyme

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to eight hours. Blend all ingredients until pureed. Strain through a sieve reserving juice and discarding pulp.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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23 Responses to Blackberry Thyme Martinis

  1. Karie Engels says:

    Loving this one! Blackberries are my fav….

  2. Michelle says:

    Why, yes. One of those would make me very happy!

  3. Holly says:

    I love martinis and have a huge surplus of herbs in the herb garden… No blackberries as yet – any other fruit suggestions to go with thyme?
    Would thyme work in a gin based martini?!

  4. Very sexy looking drink:)

  5. Ooooh – mix that juice with sparkling water for a real thirst quencher!

  6. OMG!!! Love this one

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  8. egg me on says:

    You’re loving blackberries lately. And I love that. Love this drink too.

  9. Eva Taylor says:

    Cheers to you too! Pairing the black berries and thyme sound wonderful. Have a great week, I’m taking a bit of time from blogging.

  10. nrhatch says:

    I shared a few of your award-winning photos (with links to the posts) on SLTW today, including this one which I could gobble right up . . . right now!

  11. i made this tonight….SO GOOD!! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  12. Wow, I want one now and it is only 7 am on a Friday! Beautiful color and the thyme is just perfect.

  13. These look DELIGHTFUL.

  14. Lauren says:

    Yum. I’ve made an awesome blackberry-thyme margarita, and this sounds similar — and definitely worth a shot (someday).

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