Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Hour :: Lemon-Thyme Cocktail

Lemon-Thyme Cocktail 

Lemon-Thyme Simple Syrup:

1 1/2 cups water
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 ounce lemon thyme sprigs
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice

In a medium saucepan, combine the water and sugar and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.   Add the thyme, cover and let stand for at least 2 hours.  Add the lemon juice and strain the syrup.

To make the cocktail:

1 tablespoon sugar
3 lemon wedges
1/4 cup lemon-thyme syrup (above)
1/4 cup vodka
splash of club soda
1 thyme sprig

Spread the sugar in a shallow dish.  Moisten the rim of a glass and dip the rim into the sugar to coat.  Fill the glass with ice.  In a cocktail shaker, muddle lemon wedges with the lemon-thyme syrup.  
Add 1 cup of ice and the vodka - shake well.  Strain the vodka mixture into the glass and 
top with club soda.  Garnish with thyme sprigs and enjoy!

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