I decided I wanted to start playing with some herbs - and vodka. I have a bunch of rosemary that I dried in the kitchen, and I'm a huge fan of savory things. So I poured about 6 oz. of vodka into a glass, and stuffed in a couple sprigs of rosemary. I let the rosemary steep for about 24 hours (although I changed it out once - took out the old and put in new about half way through). I threw in some juniper berries as well, but it's not worth it, the rosemary overpowers everything.
So what to do with this deliciously smelling vodka? I went simple. I poured the entire glass into a shaker with 2 sprays of vermouth (I use an olive oil spray bottle for my vermouth because I like it neat - my martini, that is) and some ice. Shake, shake, shake - and into a martini glass with 2 large Spanish olives. It's absolutely fantastic!! I think I need to make a jar of rosemary vodka - I'm also thinking it will be great in Bloody Mary's.
I wonder what my next herb will be. And yes, in case you're wondering, I'm enjoying the Rosemary Martini right this very second. And while I couldn't be bothered to take a photo, at least I remembered to write about it. :)