Summer weather and long weekends call for the appearance of seasonal cocktails around here — the added flavor from fresh garden herbs is what really gives them that special twist. As with the return of lavender, thyme is having a big moment among our perennial herbs right now:
Combining most any herb with a touch of sugar and water to simmer over the stovetop is the trick to creating a simple syrup fit for infusing cocktails that boast a taste of the season. When paired with your favorite spirit, ice for chilling and a splash of fizzy seltzer to finish, the flavors from your garden will come to life — and that's something we can all toast to!
Use the cubes in cocktails, mocktails, an addition to seltzer water or to brighten up the flavor of a glass of lemonade. Head on over to the Tasting Room blog for the full recipe with step by step instructions for concocting a batch of these simple syrup ice cubes for use in spirits all summer long.