If you’re anything like me, then you alway have a ton of leftover herbs after doing all of your holiday cooking. Today I’m sharing a recipe for a refreshing lemon-thyme spritzer that you can make with leftover thyme or rosemary.
One thing I’ve noticed is that cocktail recipes are everywhere during the holidays so I wanted to share a family friendly, non-alcoholic beverage recipe that anyone can enjoy.
My friends over at Sincere Fare were so kind in sharing their Lemon-Thyme simple syrup recipe with me. Sincere Fare is an experience centric brand that focuses on creating memorable moments, centered around the culinary arts. I used Sincere Fare’s simple syrup recipe as the basis for my spritzer.
Non-Alcoholic Lemon-Thyme Spritzer
1 oz Lemon Juice
2 oz Lemon-Thyme Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
4 oz Lemon Flavored Sparkling Water
Add in all ingredients and stir to combine.
For an added layer of complexity, rim the glass with a mixture of lemon zest, minced thyme, and granulated sugar.
**For a lighter beverage, use 1 oz of the simple syrup.
Lemon-Thyme Simple Syrup (Compliments of Sincere Fare)
7-8 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme
Juice of 1 Lemon (approximately 2 tablespoons)
1 Cup of Sugar
1 Cup of Water
In a small saucepan combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil and then cook on low until the sugar has dissolved.
Once the sugar has dissolved, turn off the heat and let sit for 1 hour.
Discard the thyme sprigs.
Once the syrup has cooled, pour it into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks.
**You can replace the thyme with rosemary for an alternative flavor profile.
Big Batch Non-Alcoholic Lemon-Thyme Spritzer
1 Part Lemon Juice
2 Parts Lemon-Thyme Simple Syrup
4 Parts Lemon Flavored Sparkling Water
In a pitcher, combine all ingredients. Serve over ice and garnish with thyme and lemon wedges.
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