For the martini:
Chill the martini glasses.
Fill the shaker with ice. Combine the vodka, apple juice, and thyme syrup in a martini shaker. Shake for about 10 secs. Divide between the 4 chilled martini glasses.
Use the melon baller to scoop out small balls of apple. Place three balls of apple and one sprig of thyme in each glass for garnish. Serve immediately.
For the thyme simple syrup:
In a saucepan combine sugar, water, and thyme over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 mins.
Take the pan off the heat and cool the syrup. Any extra cooled syrup can be saved in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Makes 240ml.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins