Lemon Thyme French 75

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Lemon Thyme French 75

Lemon, thyme, gin and bubbles in a glass – my latest sublime spring cocktail – theĀ Lemon Thyme French 75. My riff on the traditional French 75 cocktail infuses thyme’s pungent presence in a lemony syrup. A shot of gin and a generous pour of champagne or prosecco, and you’re done. The Lemon Thyme French 75 is enjoyable by the glass, or the pitcherful for a gathering.

Lemon Thyme French 75

I received this attractive bottle of G’Vine Floraison Gin recently. Its’ distinction is it is distilled from grapes, along with an infusion of grape vine flowers. If you like a softer juniper flavor, this gin is for you. A lovely floral and balanced sipper.

Lemon Thyme French 75

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces champagne or prosecco
  • 1 1/2 ounces Lemon Thyme Syrup
  • sprig of fresh thyme

Mix the gin and Lemon Thyme Syrup with ice and strain into your serving glass. Top with the chilled champage or prosecco. Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.

Lemon Thyme Syrup

  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh thyme

Combine the sugar and water in a pot and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Add the lemon juice to warm it up, but try not to cook it. Turn off the heat. Add the thyme and let it steep in the lemon syrup until room temperature, stirring every now and again. Strain into a clean bottle, and store in the fridge. Use within two weeks. This syrup freezes well for longer storage too.

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