Our weather has been mild and intermittently sunny. The plants are coming forth with gusto. My tulips are up and my lavender columbine is about to flower. I picked some new thyme and decided to make use of this springtime wealth. Since good citrus is still available, I cut into a grapefruit and proceeded to happy hour.
Grapefruit Thyme Martini
Juice of half large grapefruit
One shot vodka
1/2 shot Aperol (or similar apertif/liqueur)
3-4 sprigs fresh thyme (regular or lemon)
Put handful of ice cubes into a martini shaker. Put in the thyme sprigs and muddle by mashing them around in the ice. Pour in your liquids. Cover the shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and imbibe.
Coming soon: Food postcards from Switzerland, Puerto Rico, and San Francisco!