Green Tea and Thyme Martini

This Green Tea and Thyme Martini recipe is perfect for when you want a cocktail, but you’re a little under the weather! This easy martini is a cold version of a hot toddy.

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The Perfect Cocktail for Treating a Cold

Cold weather bringing you down?

Or maybe you’re feeling a little under the weather?

Well Food Fanatic and I are here to help! Shake up a batch of my Green Tea and Thyme Martinis and you’ll forget all about that head cold.

These martinis are kind of like a cold version of a hot toddy.

I know the warmth from a hot toddy is part of what makes you feel better and clears your head up – but I’ve never been one to drink my booze warm so I made up this martini instead.

You’ve still got the green tea – totally good for you – some honey, fresh thyme and vodka. All proven to cure what’s ailing you.

OK, maybe the vodka not so much, but it sure does make you feel better while you’re drinking it! The green tea mellows out the vodka, so even though it’s strong it still has great flavor. The fresh thyme gives you an herby aroma when you take each sip, and that’s good for cold too, right? Herbs and stuff? I’m gonna say yes.

So even if you don’t have the cold weather blues or a head cold, you should still whip up a batch of these Green Tea and Thyme Martini’s since they are totally good for you.

I also did another version of a Cold Toddy in shot form…in case you aren’t one for sipping and like to get right to the point. This shot also uses whiskey or bourbon instead of vodka so you have lots of choices!

Click over to Food Fanatic to read the full post, there’s a funny story my Father-in-law always tell about drinking martini’s back in the day…and you can also check out the other recipes at Food Fanatic while you’re there!

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Green Tea and Thyme Martini

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

This Green Tea and Thyme Martini recipe is perfect for when you want a cocktail, but you’re a little under the weather! This easy martini is a cold version of a hot toddy.



For the Green Tea:

  • 3 Green Tea Bags
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme

For the Martini:

  • 2 1/2 ounces prepared Green Tea
  • 1 1/2 ounces Vodka
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice


Add 2 cups of water to a microwavable dish (like a large Pyrex measuring cup) and heat until boiling in the microwave, about 5 minutes.

Add the tea bags, honey and fresh thyme to the boiling water. Cover with a plate and let steep for 10 minutes.

Remove the thyme and let cool in the refrigerator until you’re ready. (Or you can use the “quick cool” method I mentioned above)

In a shaker filled with ice, add 2 1/2 oz. of your brewed tea, the vodka and lemon juice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.

Garnish with a fresh thyme sprig and a slice of lemon.

Recipe Notes

You’ll have plenty of tea leftover for making more green tea martinis, or just for drinking. The tea would also be great hot with a shot of bourbon!

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

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