It’s that Thyme

Apricot, Thyme, Quince, Bourbon… oh my!   This cocktail is strong but refreshing so the guys will love it!

Its-that-Thyme-Cocktail

Now is the time there are so many fresh garden ingredients you can incorporate in your cocktails it can be a ton of fun.  This is a version of the smash which really originates from the classic Julep cocktail.  Typically a classic smash would have mint but this time we’re mixing it up using the thyme instead.

It's-that-Thyme-Cocktail

Recipe: Makes 1 ~ 3.5 oz Cocktail

  • 2 oz Bourbon ( Maker’s Mark )
  • 1/2 Apricot  cut in two
  • 1 teaspoon Quince Paste
  • 2 Sprigs of fresh Thyme
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup*
  • 2 Dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters

Profile: Strong/Refreshing ~ Original Recipe

Glass: Double Rocks or Old Fashioned

Garnish: Fresh Thyme Sprig

Instructions:

Muddle the apricot pieces with the simple syrup and quince paste. (*sometimes you can get a tart apricot you may need to adjust your sweetness by lessening the simple syrup to 1/4oz if the apricots are sweeter)

Add bourbon, thyme and bitters.

Shake with ice for 8 sec with large ice cubes then dump all ingredients in your double rocks glass.  If you want to strain the pulp out feel free I personally like it marinating in the drink.

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