Thyme n’ lime — an herb-infused vodka cocktail

I’ve been wanting to make herb-infused liquor for awhile now and finally tried it with some excess thyme that somehow survived the brutal summer it’s endured in my garden. I strained it after three days and it really made a nice, subtle, earthy difference in the flavor of this cocktail, which is kind of a limey, peachy, bubbly concoction.

For the vodka:
Soak several sprigs of thyme in about 16 oz vodka for about three days in a sealed container (I used a jar). Strain into a clean bottle or airtight jar.

The cocktail, for two:
In a shaker, combine four oz of the vodka, two oz peach liqueur, and the juice of two limes (fresh squeezed). Add a few cubes of ice and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds.

Strain into two glasses and top with a dry champagne. Add sprigs of thyme for garnish. Enjoy!