Holy moly, a week has gone by since my last post😱… sorry about that friends! Where is the time going anyways? August 1st, WHAT? Like I said, pretty busy over here but things are going to calm down soon and I’ll be able to post more regularly for you guys!! Busy is good thought, a lot of exciting things happening so it’s all worth it! The construction of the cottage is going great, which is also really exciting!! I’ll share pictures soon🤗!! Might as well pick up where we left off last week, with another Thirsty Thursday! The way these past weeks have been busy, and this heat, I’m some ready for a cocktail on Thursday night!!
Who’s a fan of Gin🙋🏻? The classic Gin & Tonic is always one of my go-to’s, but sometimes I want to mix it up a little so I came up with this little recipe and it’s quite tasty! Lemon Thyme Gin Fizz I’m calling it! Refreshing, citrusy, boozy, fizzy, delicious! We’re making another flavoured simple syrup… shocker🤭! This one is made with fresh Thyme! Like I mentioned a while back, I love making flavoured simple syrups. It’s a way to bring another element of flavour to cocktails! I especially love making simple syrups with herbs and spices, such a fun way to spice up a cocktail, literally lol (sorry for my lame jokes🤦🏻♀️)! I always keep a piece of the fresh herbs for garnish as well, besides being pretty it let’s people know to expect that flavour!
Gin it’s self has an herbaceous taste to it because it’s made with Juniper Berries which look like blueberries growing on a pine tree (hence the pine like flavour in Gin) but they are not berries that you eat like a blueberry because they quite are bitter and strong tasting. They are mostly used in recipes when cooking gamey meat like Venison, Lamb, Bison, and then Gin! Apparently, it has a bunch of health/medicinal benefits which means Gin is good for you which means you can have as many Lemon Thyme Gin Fizz’s as your little heart desires 😊…. You’re welcome!
I also add a little St-Germain (elderflower liquor) to this because it’s just so darn good! If you don’t have it on hand you could omit it and it will still be delicious with just Gin!
To make the Thyme Simple Syrup, it’s the same deal as all the other simple syrups we made! 1 cup white granulated sugar for 1 cup water, bring to a boil so all the sugar is dissolved, turn off heat, add the Fresh Thyme. I added probably like 15-20 sprigs… I know it seems like a lot but fresh herbs are much more mild tasting than dried herbs. You want that Thyme flavour to really infuse that simple syrup!! Once you add the fresh thyme, let it sit about 30 minutes. Like all the other syrups, you can make it ahead of time!!
So, let’s brake it down:
- 1.5 Ounces of your favourite Gin (I really like Hendricks and Fils du Roy)
- .5 Ounces St-Germain Liqueur
- 1 Ounce Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (about the juice of 1 large lemon)
- 1 Ounce Thyme Simple Syrup (you could do .5 ounce if you want it less sweet)
- 4 Ounces Club Soda, Perrier, Sparkling Water (I always use my soda stream to make fizzy water for all my cocktails, great investment if you’re into sparkling water!!)
- Fresh Thyme and Lemon slices for garnish
In a shaker, add the Gin, St-Germain, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice with ice. Give it a good shake, poor in a glass over ice and top with the fizzy water. Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs and a lemon slice!
There you go, another cocktail to add to your repertoire. This is Thirsty Thursday #11, well #12 if you count The Perfect Green Smoothie! That means 12 weeks of Blogging for me!! That’s something to celebrate right😏? Now, this weekend I’ll be posting my recipe for the most addicting Roasted Baby Potatoes and next week I’ll be posting a Roasted Tomato Salsa, so good!! Another thing to look forward to in August, SNACKS! Because snacks are life and we need something to eat with our Thirsty Thursday’s so yeah!
It doesn’t get much more refreshing than this citrusy herbaceous cocktail!! Not too sour, not to sweet, just right! Omit the liquor and make a delicious Fizzy Thyme Lemonade!
- 1.5 Ounces of your favourite Gin
- .5 Ounces St-Germain liqueur*
- 1 Ounce freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1 Ounce Thyme simple syrup
- 4 Ounces club soda, Perrier or any fizzy water of your choice
- Fresh Thyme sprigs & lemon slices for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, add the Gin, St-Germain, fresh lemon juice and Thyme simple syrup. Add ice and give it a good shake!!
- Add ice to a glass, pour gin mixture over ice, top with fizzy water, add garnishes and enjoy!
*If you don’t have St-Germain liqueur, you could omit completely or replace with Gin.
Keywords: Gin, Thyme, Lemon, Giz Fizz