Fresh thyme elevates this classic drink to the next level. The thyme and lemon go so well with the gin from Heritage Distilling. It’s so fresh and aromatic. I always like to make a little bit of extra simple syrup, it will keep in the fridge for 3-4 weeks. Hope you enjoy!
Lemon-Thyme Gin Fizz
- 1.5 oz Gin
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 oz thyme simple syrup*
- club soda
- combine the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
- strain into glass over ice filling it 3/4 of the way and top with club soda
- garnish with a twist of lemon and sprig of thyme
*to make thyme simple syrup, combine 1/4 cup sugar with 1/4 cup water and several sprigs of thyme in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and then strain before use.
Try this refreshing and delicious take on a classic whiskey sour.
- 2 oz Bourbon
- 1 oz grapefruit juice
- 1 oz Rosemary simple syrup*
- combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
- strain over ice
- garnish with a slice of grapefruit
*to make rosemary simple syrup, combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water and a few sprigs of rosemary in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Strain and allow to cool before using
Hickory Smoked Manhattan
I got this idea from a place in Toronto called BarChef, where they serve a Manhattan that has been infused with smoke. After having it there, I knew I had to try and replicate it at home. Give this take on a classic Manhattan a try yourself! In order to make the Manhattan Smoked, you’ll need the smoking gun. Don’t worry if you don’t have one, this recipe will still work great without the smoke.
- 2 oz Rye
- 1 oz sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- In a mixing glass, combine all of the ingredients. Insert the tube of the smoking gun into the glass and cover with plastic wrap forming a seal. Using hickory wood chips, light the smoker and fill glass with smoke. Allow it to infuse for 5 minutes then release.
- Fill the glass with ice and stir continuously for 1 minute
- Strain into a chilled glass. I like to pour the cocktail over a large ice cube.
Blueberry Vodka Lemonade
A refreshing lemonade cocktail, perfect for a summer day in the sun!
- 1.5 oz blueberry vodka
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1.5 oz simple syrup
- Splash of club soda
- Fresh mint (optional)
Fill a rocks glass with ice and add vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Top the glass with club soda. If desired, add a few mint leaves. Stir and serve immediately.
*To achieve a layered effect, add the blueberry vodka last and pour slowly over the back of a large spoon.