A yummy summer cocktail featuring strawberries, lemon and even thyme!
Remember the Thyme Simple Syrup that I made last week? Well, I am back this week with a yummy cocktail for you to use it in! I don’t know about you, but I’m spending a lot of time this summer, sipping easy cocktails, on my screened in back porch. There is something about the birdies chirping, the buzz of the hummingbirds and the comfort of my old wicker furniture that just soothes my soul.
What also soothes my soul (masterful segue don’t you think?), is a refreshing summer cocktail. What makes a cocktail a summer cocktail? While there is absolutely no reason you couldn’t drink this cocktail all year long, the fresh strawberries and the earthy thyme just scream summer. The other thing that makes this a great summer cocktail is that it’s so easy – both to make and to drink! Seriously, this goes down easy and it seems like just minutes later you are looking at your empty glass.
I found this cocktail in Wild Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary: 100 Recipes Using Home-grown and Foraged Fruits, Herbs, and Edible Flowers – my new favorite cocktail book! I’ll be posting a review on it after I try one more cocktail.
- 3 medium strawberries, washed and sliced
- 1 oz thyme simple syrup
- 2 oz white rum, gin, or vodka (I used vodka)
- 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- soda water
- Fill a glass with ice.
- Muddle the strawberry slices with a dash of the thyme simple syrup in your cocktail shaker. Pour the rest of the thyme simple syrup into the shaker along with the rum and the lemon juice. Fill it two-thirds way up with ice, cover and shake hard for about 20 seconds.
- Strain the cocktail into the glass of ice, top with soda water and a fresh sprig of thyme for garnish.
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Jennifer Stewart says
I love how the lemon brightens up the taste of the strawberries but also balances the sweet! Can’t wait to drink this with my hubby on Thursday! Thanks for another great link party!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
Looks wonderful, as always, Pam! I love your drink recipes! Pinning!
Sarah | Drool-Worthy says
Yes, what is it about wicker that’s so comforting!? Love these photos, glad to connect! 🙂
Looks like a refreshing drink. Thanks for sharing it on #HomeMattersParty
This looks delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.
Must Love Home says
Hi there Friend, you are so creative! Thank you for joining in at the Friday Favorites Link Party! Please join us again to share what you have been working on this week. Christine @ Must Love Home
Must Love Home says
Hi Pam, I am putting together a Summer Cocktail post from links submitted to Friday Favorites. I am featuring your Strawberry Lemony Heaven Cocktail …with credit to you of course. I hope you do not mind…Please let me know if do not want me to use it. Thank you again for sharing at Friday Favorites Link Party! Hugs-Christine
Hi, love the ingredients and will make it New Years Eve welcome cocktail.
I just have one question. Is this recipe meant for one dose or more?