Honey Lemon Thyme Cocktail

Honey Lemon Thyme Cocktail

Next month we'll be throwing a Classic Winnie-the-Pooh themed 1st Birthday Party for Bennett (I'm sobbing). And I never throw a party without serving a signature cocktail (apparently even at a baby's 1st Birthday Party.. ha).  I have started taste testing some cocktail recipes with the one specification that it has to contain honey (or should I say Hunny)! 


Honey Lemon Thyme Cocktail

Honey works well in cocktails, but it has to be thinned out a bit.  So it's best to transition the honey into a honey simple syrup. You make it as you would a traditional simple syrup but with equal parts honey and water instead of sugar and water.

Honey Lemon Thyme Cocktail

Honey Lemon Thyme Cocktail

I love adding fresh herbs to cocktails. (Check out this post, this post and this post). Honey and thyme pair really well together, so I knew that was the herb I wanted to add to this drink.  Fresh thyme is just steeped in the honey simple syrup to add an extra fresh flavor.

Honey Lemon Thyme Cocktail

Honey Lemon Thyme Cocktail

Hopefully all the grown-up guests at Bennett's party will enjoy this drink as much as I do. If you guys get a chance to try it out I would love to hear your opinion!  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Honey Lemon Thyme Cocktail

Honey Lemon Thyme Cocktail  (makes 2 cocktails)  Adapted from Dishing Up The Dirt

Ingredients

Honey-Thyme Simple Syrup:

1/2 cup honey
1/2  cup water
8 sprigs of thyme

Cocktail:

6 Tbsp Honey-Thyme Simple Syrup
1/2 cup vodka
1 cup fresh lemon juice
Sprigs of thyme for garnish

Instructions

1. To make simple syrup, stir honey and water in small saucepan on medium heat until honey is combined well with water. Turn off heat, add thyme and allow to cool to room temperature. Strain syrup and refrigerate whatever you're not using for cocktail (syrup can be stored in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 month).

2. To make cocktail add 1/4 cup vodka, 3 Tbsp honey-thyme simple syrup and 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice to each glass with large ice cube and stir. Garnish with spring of thyme.  Enjoy!

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