Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thyme on My Hands Cocktail Vision

     Rainy weather has me stuck inside the boat y, I guess you know what I’ve been up to.  You guessed it playing with new syrups and cocktails.   I heard an old song that gave me an idea to play a little bit with some herbs and thyme looks like the one that seems to work the best for today’s ideas. 
     Denizen Rum is always a challenge to work with when creating new cocktails.  Usually a citrus mix works with it.  The addition of the thyme and lemon to the semi burnt sugar syrup really gave me a great flavor combination to build on.    Sparkling water added tames the sweetness a bit and yield a very flavorful afternoon cocktail.  This is the perfect refreshing afternoon delight, no matter what the weather conditions. 

Citrus Thyme Cocktail

  • 1½ oz. Denizen Rum
  • 2 oz. Sour Orange Juice
  • ½ oz. Bahama Bob’s Lemon Thyme Syrup
  • Top Up with Club Soda

Place all ingredients except the club soda into a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.  Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice and garnish with an orange zest.

Bahama Bob’s Lemon Thyme Syrup

  • 1 Cup Sugar in the Raw
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Tsp. Thyme

Place the sugar and the thyme in a pan and heat to 435 degrees.  Do Not stir, wait until the sugar begins to melt and add the lemon juice.  Stir until the thick syrup begins to boil.  Slowly add the water as you stir the mixture.  Keep stirring until the mixture comes to a boil.  Reduce the heat to 230 degrees and allow simmer for about 5 minutes stirring periodically.   Remove from heat and pour into a bowl and put into the refrigerator until cold.  Keep in the refrigerator for longest life.