This Bourbon Thyme Cocktail is an herbaceous twist on an Old Fashioned. Made with a honey simple syrup infused with fresh thyme.
Ready for a drink? This old fashioned bourbon thyme cocktail might be just what you need.
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This bourbon thyme cocktail was inspired by one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, BLVD Tavern.
We're in walking distance, so we've tried their thyme-infused Old Fashioned on more than one occasion, and I felt it was high time I make a homemade version to add to my cocktail repertoire.To make the simple syrup refined-sugar-free, I used honey to replace the white sugar.
The honey melds beautifully with the thyme and bourbon, creating a warming fall sipper.
If you are vegan, agave would work as a replacement. I can see even maple syrup being good here.
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Bourbon Thyme Cocktail
- 4 teaspoons thyme simple syrup recipe below
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 ½ ounces bourbon
- 1 lemon peel for garnish
Thyme Simple Syrup
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup water
- 4 sprigs thyme
- Start with making the simple syrup. In a small saucepan, combine honey, water, and thyme sprigs over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently until honey has dissolved into water. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Once cool, remove thyme sprigs and transfer to an airtight container.
- When ready to make cocktail, add 4 teaspoons of the thyme simple syrup and the 3 dashes of bitters to an Old Fashioned glass. Swirl syrup and bitters around in glass. Add ice, bourbon, lemon peel, and stir. Enjoy!