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kentucky thyme cocktail

Kentucky Thyme Cocktail

Bourbon, lavender-thyme simple syrup and rum make this an unforgettable cocktail. Recipe from Sweet Basil restaurant in Vail Colorado.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword bourbon thyme cocktail, lavender simple syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 172kcal
Author Toni Dash


Kentucky Thyme cocktail

Thyme Lavender Syrup*

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 10 dried lavender leaves


Thyme Lavender Syrup

  • Bring all ingredients to a boil slowly and reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool and strain.

Kentucky Thyme cocktail

  • Place mint leaves, thyme-lavender syrup, water and bitters in a mixing glass; muddle.
  • Add bourbon and rum with ice; shake lightly and strain into a cocktail glass with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with mint leaves.


*Note on Thyme Lavender Syrup volume: this recipe makes much more than needed for one cocktail above. If you want a larger batch, chill, sealed, in the refridgerator for additional cocktails. Smaller batch: I reduced the ingredients to ¼ of this recipe and it was plenty for a few cocktails.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 11mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.8mg