Concord Grape Thyme Bandit

November 14th, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

Makes a bunch of drinks

Ingredients

1 cup concord grapes
1 cup turbinado sugar
1 cup water
¼ cup fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons ginger, chopped fine
Pear infused vodka
ice
Fresh lime juice
Concord grapes and thyme leaves for garnish

Directions

In a sauce pan combine and mix together the concord grapes, sugar, water, thyme leaves and ginger and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for about 8 minutes.  Take of the heat and cool.  Process in a blender until smooth and place in a squeeze bottle or jar with pouring spout.  In a shaker filled with ice place 3 ounces of pear vodka, 2 ounces of Concord grape syrup, and one ounce of lime juice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini style or low ball glass.  Garnish with a whole concord grape and a few floating thyme leaves.


Fresh Thyme Galia Frozen Grape Salad

August 4th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 5 cups

Simple, yet truly decadent!

INGREDIENTS

1 galia melon, deseeded and cut into bite size cubes
2 cups frozen red grapes
¼ cup fresh thyme leaves
¼ cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon citrus champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon almond oil
Pinch of salt
Cracked black pepper

PREPARATION

In a medium mixing bowl, place fruit and set aside.  In a small mixing bowl place thyme leaves, lemon zest and juice, honey, vinegar, almond oil, salt and pepper and whisk until all the honey has dissolved.  Pour over fruit mixture and fold gently.  Serve immediately!

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