Thyme syrup lends an herbal edge to this simple sparkling cocktail.
1 oz. gin
1 oz. thyme syrup
Tools: shaker, strainer
Garnish: Thyme sprig
Combine the gin and syrup and shake with ice; strain into a flute and top with sparkling wine. Garnish.
Thyme Syrup: Add 1 cup of water and a small bunch of thyme to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Add 1 cup of sugar and stir until it dissolves; remove from the heat. Once it’s cool (about 20 minutes), strain and discard thyme. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Alise Staal, Three Degrees, Portland, Oregon
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