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Thyme Simple Syrup + A Pear and Thyme Martini

July 21, 2015

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I guess if you’re not a thyme lover, you mustn’t be really enjoying my blog at the moment. Whoops. Sorry about that. The truth is, I seriously cannot get enough of the stuff right now and the raging bush in back yard is begging to be used. We’re a match made in heaven.

I’ve been making cakes, soups and popsicles that all use a couple of sprigs of thyme, which does not meet the supply of my bush. I got to thinking and concocted a way of using a whole bunch. Hello thyme simple syrup.

If thyme isn’t your thing, you could use any herb you like. Basil! Mint! Rosemary! Coriander! OK, maybe not coriander. Might be weird. You could even follow Molly’s lead and use rhubarb or another fruit. What about cinnamon or vanilla?

OK, I’ll stop suggesting now.

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It wasn’t enough to just make the simple syrup. No it wasn’t. I’ve gone right ahead and used that delicious syrup the best way I know how. In a cocktail!

In the spirit of the season, I’ve made a pear martini and added the woody thyme simple syrup, because I don’t want to actually experience winter, I want to drink it.

P.S I cannot be responsible if you make two, drink two, have a nap at 5pm and miss the SATC marathon you had planned for that night, because that might* happen.

* Happened to me.

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Thyme Simple Syrup
Yields 500
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups caster sugar
  2. 500mL water
  3. 1 bunch thyme
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a pot and place on a medium heat.
  2. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Allow to slightly cool then strain through a sieve. You can strain again through a coffee filter if you want to remove all impurities.
  4. Funnel the syrup into a bottle and place in the fridge. Use as required.
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Pear and Thyme Martini
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 70mL vodka
  2. 25mL lemon juice {about half a lemon}
  3. 50mL thyme simple syrup
  4. 50mL pear juice/nectar
  5. 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake for about 1 minute.
  3. Use a cocktail strainer to pour into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with thyme and serve.
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13 thoughts on “Thyme Simple Syrup + A Pear and Thyme Martini

  1. Samantha

    I love thyme and simple syrups are the best! I like to pop them in cocktails, drizzled over cakes, as an ice cream topper and even over pancakes!
    Our neighbour in the flat downstairs chopped down these gorgeous wild rosemary bush we had in our garden and I was so sad! I used to love getting big handfuls and using them in the kitchen 🙁

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