S’il Vous Plaît Sparkling Cocktail

si-vois-plait-sparkling-cocktailThyme syrup lends an herbal edge to this simple sparkling cocktail.

1 oz. gin
1 oz. thyme syrup
Sparkling wine
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: flute
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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