Kitchen Garden

by Thyme Recipes 20 Mar 20


A Thyme Tipple from The Baa Bar Featuring Sapling Spirits

Sapling Vodka was born of a passion for high-quality spirits combined with love for the natural world; aiming to turn the sustainability conversation around from an outlook of doom and gloom to one which champions solutions. The London-based distillery gives people the chance to plant trees and help the environment by enjoying delicious, quality 100% British wheat vodka. For every bottle they plant a tree, GPS tracked through their website with current locations including London, Bristol, Suffolk, and the Atlas Mountains. Each of their trees can absorb up to 1.5 tonnes of carbon in its lifetime, compared with the 2.5kg of carbon it takes to make one of their bottles, making them significantly climate positive.

This Kitchen Garden cocktail is herbaceous and bold with a flavour punch.  A kitchen garden martini inspired by the herbs we grow. We make our own vermouth using more than twenty botanicals but you can acheive a  similar effect by infusing a white vermouth with three key herbs: fresh thyme, fennel seeds and sweet woodruff if you have it growing in your garden, use rosemary as an alternative.



To infuse the vermouth:

Pour the vermouth into a dish, add a few sprigs of thyme and sweet woodruff (or rosemary) and a sprinkle of fennel seeds into the oven at 60°c for two hours, strain when cool.

To make the cocktail:

  1. Stir your ingredients, except the sage oil, with ice.
  2. Strain into a martini glass and add three drops of sage oil.