I made cocktails when our friend, Mike, came over last week to hang out with my husband and me. I knew I wanted to make a whiskey sour with thyme simple syrup.
I started Googling and came across this interesting recipe for a Bourbon Blueberry Thyme Cooler. I had bourbon in my pantry and fresh thyme from my herb garden on hand. And, luckily, I had just bought a large container of fresh blueberries, so it was the perfect opportunity to use the excess.
- 4 oz bourbon
- 1.5 oz thyme simple syrup
- 1 oz blueberry syrup
- Fresh lemon juice from one large lemon
- Thyme sprigs for garnish
Shake all ingredients together with ice for a minute. Fill glasses (recommended chilled) with ice and pour over top. Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.
Note: It is important to shake with ice as it chills the cocktail and slightly dilutes the sweet components. We didn't have ice, so I stirred the ingredients in a chilled carafe and poured over chilled glasses with whiskey stones. The cocktails were a bit too sweet and syrupy, but still very tasty.Take a look at this speedy little recap video on Instagram.