Thyme has officially taken over my holiday herb collection, a lovely addition to protein dishes, pastas, vegetables and now cocktails. I wanted to create something that was festive and unique, that guests would love. Enter: lemon thyme holiday cocktail.
This drink is easy to prepare with ingredients you have on hand. A little fresh thyme goes a long way and is a great investment this time of the year.
Thyme: This delicate herb not only pairs great with potatoes and roasted vegetables, they happen to boast some notable nutrition! Vitamin C, iron and manganese are some standouts. Manganese is our required by the body in trace amounts but essential for a range of functions that include aiding collagen production and preserving the health of our bones.
Lemon: Lemons are a natural diuretic thus aid in elimination. They have powerful antioxidant capacity due to the the citric acid that neutralizes free radicals linked to aging and disease. They also aid in the absorption of nutrients by dissociating them from anti-nutrients like phytates and increasing their bioavailbility in the body.
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tsp honey
- 4 oz vodka
- 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
- In a medium sauce pan, heat your honey, water and sprigs of fresh thyme. Heat until mixture is uniform, remove the thyme and allow it to cool.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine your vodka, lemon juice and honey mixture. Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme.