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Thyme for an Early Weekend Cocktail

Filed in Aperitivo, Recipes — August 20, 2020

Aperitivo, Recipes

There’s nothing quite like taking a sip of an ice cold cocktail on your back porch with great company. What’s better is when you don’t need fancy ingredients or an hour to prep something sophisticated and tasty. Herb infused syrups are a perfect way to freshen up any cocktail. This thyme syrup can be replaced by another herb you have on hand like rosemary or sage. We’ve been growing a bunch of different herbs on our back porch this summer and it’s great to be able to pluck some leaves off a plant and use them right in the kitchen.

Any simple syrup is half water, half sugar. Then just add as many herbs as you desire into the pan.

Thyme Syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large bunch fresh thyme leaves (leave out a few for garnish)

For 2 Drinks

  • 2 fresh figs
  • 1.5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz thyme syrup
  • 3 oz tequila
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • 2 slices of fig
  • 2 thyme garnish
  • a few ice cubes


  1. Heat sugar, water, and thyme leaves over low heat for 10 minutes. Let sit for 15 more minutes to thicken.
  2. Muddle two figs at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add lemon juice, thyme syrup, tequila, ginger beer, and some ice cubs. Shake.
  3. Strain mixture into two glasses over ice. Enjoy.



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