Lemon-Thyme Cocktails

Enjoy this cool and refreshing cocktail made using lemon and thyme - ready in 25 minutes.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 2

Lemon-Thyme Simple Syrup (makes 1 1/3 cups)

1
cup sugar
1
cup water
6
sprigs fresh thyme
2
tablespoons grated lemon peel (from 2 lemons)

Cocktail

1
sprig fresh thyme
2 1/2
oz vodka
3
oz cranberry juice
1
oz lemon-thyme simple syrup (above)
1/2
oz orange-flavored liqueur
Ice

Garnish

1
thin (1/8 inch) lemon slice
1
sprig fresh thyme

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, heat lemon-thyme simple syrup ingredients over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Let stand 15 minutes. Strain to remove thyme and lemon peel. Use within 2 days.
  • 2 Place 1 sprig fresh thyme in cocktail shaker. Add vodka, cranberry juice, 1 oz of the lemon-thyme simple syrup and liqueur; muddle thyme with back of spoon. Add ice; place lid on shaker, and shake until cold and blended. Strain into 2 martini glasses.
  • 3 Garnish with lemon slice and sprig of thyme.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cocktail
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.