Thyme Syrup

Woodsy thyme finds a home in cocktails like the Rhubarb Smash thanks to this syrup.

½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup water
4 fresh thyme sprigs

Combine sugar, water and thyme in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and stir frequently until sugar dissolves. Let cool to room temperature and strain into a clean glass jar or bottle. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Julie Wallach, New York City