Lemon Thyme Cocktail

Enjoy this cool and refreshing cocktail made using lemon and thyme — ready in 25 minutes.

Yield

2 servings (1 1/3 cups simple syrup)

Lemon-Thyme Simple Syrup Ingredients

1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 cup water
6 sprigs fresh thyme
2 tablespoons grated lemon peel (from 2 lemons)

Cocktail Ingredients

1 sprig fresh thyme
2 1/2 ounces vodka
3 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce lemon-thyme simple syrup (above)
1/2 ounce orange-flavored liqueur
ice

Garnish Ingredients

1 thin (1/8 inch) lemon slice
1 sprig fresh thyme

Directions

In 1-quart saucepan, heat lemon-thyme simple syrup ingredients over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Let stand 15 minutes. Strain to remove thyme and lemon peel. Use within 2 days.

Place 1 sprig fresh thyme in cocktail shaker. Add vodka, cranberry juice, 1 oz of the lemon-thyme simple syrup and liqueur; muddle thyme with back of spoon. Add ice; place lid on shaker, and shake until cold and blended. Strain into 2 martini glasses.

Garnish with lemon slice and sprig of thyme.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Standing Time: 15 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 0), Total Fat 0 g (Saturated Fat 0 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 0 mg; Total Carbohydrate 20 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 18 g), Protein 0 g; Carbohydrate Choices: 1

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