Lemon thyme-infused simple syrup adds an herbal note to a citrus gin cocktail. Try our Flavour Forecast 2012 recipe today.
For the Lemon Thyme Syrup, mix sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Add lemon thyme and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and leave to cool for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to completely dissolve sugar. Strain. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
Heat milk and cream with the Vanilla Pod for 2 minutes and allow to cool.
Fill a shaker half full with cracked ice. Add all ingredients, shake until well mixed and chilled, then strain into 3 cocktail glasses. Serve with or without ice and garnish with lemon twists.
Cook’s Notes: If fresh lemon thyme is unavailable, substitute 2 teaspoons Schwartz Thyme Leaves. If Meyer lemon juice is unavailable, use 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon orange juice for each cocktail shaker.