Thyme simple syrup is so easy to make and is a wonderful addition to your cocktails!
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Who can resist the cookbooks at Anthropologie? Anyone? Or is it just me, that walks out after every single visit with a new cookbook or two? I don’t know who it is that chooses their cookbooks, but we are on the same wavelength. I want every single one in the store. Sometimes it’s fun to walk through and see how many I have. Mr. Sidewalk Shoes doesn’t find that so amusing, but I do.
My latest find was Wild Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary: 100 Recipes Using Home-grown and Foraged Fruits, Herbs, and Edible Flowers. I know. I already have a zillion cocktail books, but I loved the premise of this one. The promise of unusual herby cocktails. I will be reviewing the book, so I won’t go into too much detail here, but suffice it to say that it was love at first sight.
Since my thyme is performing admirably this year, I settled on Strawberry Lemony Heaven. Don’t worry, I’ll show that cocktail next week, but this week, I thought I’d share step one and that is making a thyme simple syrup.
Making flavored simple syrups is so easy and the possibilities are endless. You can use this in cocktails as a sweetener in tea or lemonade or it can even find it’s way into your cooking.
Thyme Simple Syrup
This Thyme Simple Syrup is an easy way to up your cocktail game!
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar superfine
- 4 sprigs thyme leaves
Stir the water and sugar together in a non reactive pan over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Let simmer for about 2 minutes. Rub the thyme leaves between your hands as you drop them into the water/sugar mixture. Remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes.
Strain through a fine sieve to remove the thyme leaves into a sterilized jar. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.