This is something I'm proud of. A refreshing cocktail, with a gentle summery warmth from the thyme. This requires a lemon and thyme cordial which is also detailed below. A perfect drink for with a lemon roasted chicken dinner.
Ingredients for the cordial
- 200g lemon juice
- 200g caster sugar
- Small handful thyme (use lemon thyme or broad leaf - not that horrible leggy stuff)
Dissolve the sugar in the lemon juice and bring to the boil in a small saucepan. Boil for just a minute until slightly thickened, then turn off the heat and add the thyme. Allow to infuse until completely cold, then strain into a jar.
Ingredients (per cocktail)
- 20ml lemon and thyme cordial (above)
- 20ml vodka
- Champagne to top (or just a cheap, dry prosecco)
- Thyme to garnish
Shake the cordial and the vodka together over ice in a cocktail shaker or jam jar with tight fitting lid. Strain into a champagne saucer or flute, and top with the champagne. Add a sprig of thyme to garnish.