Last Updated on January 26, 2024 by Leah Hall
This herb infused syrup is full of flavor. Make this great thyme simple syrup that will add so much herbaceousness to cocktails and drinks!
This thyme infused simple syrup adds an herbal sweetness and flavor to drink like iced tea or a homemade cocktail. Thyme is a subtle and aromatic herb with a flavor that works well with many different cuisines. Because of this using fresh thyme works really well in simple syrup.
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The thyme simple syrup compliments gin, vodka, or bourbon in cocktails, or in iced tea and lemonade. Lemon and thyme are a fabulous duo in drinks, so this simple syrup is a great way to sweeten up a Lemon Gimlet or fresh lemonade.
Thyme simple syrup is super easy to make, and we think you will love this new flavor ingredient in your cocktail arsenal.
Fresh thyme has a delicate and earthy taste with some mint and citrus aromas.
- Thyme – You will need at least 3 sprigs of fresh thyme to infuse the simple syrup. Dried thyme can work too, with a little modification. Dried herbs can be trickier to use in infusions because the leaves are delicate and tougher to strain. If you want to use dried, we suggest a reusable tea bag filled with dried thyme and then steep until the flavor is where you want.
- Sugar – We used regular granulated sugar.
How to Make Thyme Simple Syrup
Can You Use Dried Herbs in Simple Syrup?
Tips & Tricks
- Flavor Combinations – Some other flavor combos that go well with thyme are: cranberries, lemon, blueberry and grapefruit, strawberry, blackberry, elderflower. A long list, but adds a great flavor of herb and lemon to any combo.
- Drink Ideas – we have some above, but great for iced tea, lemonade and cocktails. Also great sweetening sparkling water or club soda. Maybe with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice?
- Other Uses – drizzle on top of baked goods: cakes, muffins, fruit tarts, etc. Also great on top of ice cream or pie!
- Other Sweetener – if you want a different sweetener than granulated sugar, we suggest either honey or maple syrup. Or, sugar free with Stevia!
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A homemade thyme simple syrup perfect for sweetening lemonade, tea or cocktails!
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- Combine water and sugar in small saucepan.
- When sugar is dissolved and just boiling, pull saucepan off of heat.
- Add thyme sprigs and let infuse for at least 15 minutes.
You can use dry thyme - please see notes above.
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Serving Size:.50 ounce
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Carbohydrates: 6.3gSugar: 6.3g
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