A herb infused cocktail perfect for the holiday season or anytime throughout the year.
Holidays mean family, friends, food, and fun. This is my favorite time of the year and I cherish time spent with family and the memories we make. For this holiday season I wanted to create something that had an earthy herb base with a fresh fruit twist. In walks the “Blackberry & Thyme Cocktail”. Impress your family and friends with homemade thyme simple syrup. Crafting your own simple syrup shows you took the time and consideration into planning something special just for them. This cocktail transcends all seasons and can easily be sipped next to a pool for a refreshing treat or at a spring time brunch with friends.
Blackberry & Thyme Cocktail
1 1/2 oz. Hendricks Gin
1 1/2 oz. Thyme Simple Syrup
3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice (or to taste)
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water
12-15 Sprigs of Thyme
3 Sprigs of Thyme
In a small saucepan combine sugar, water, & fresh thyme. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar fully dissolves. Let cool, then strain simple syrup and store in a glass jar.
Add simple syrup, lime juice, and blackberries into a glass and muddle.
Once muddled add gin and stir contents.
Fill glass of choice halfway with ice, pour in mixed cocktail, and fill remainder of glass with sparkling water.
Garnish with blackberries and fresh thyme.
Yields one 8 oz. Cocktail
Have a wonderful time creating this drink with your family and friends and watch them “ooohhh and aaahhh” at your tasty creative endeavor.