Guys, its been a little while since the last time I published a post here. I'm back! So inspired by the early summer produce that we have at farmers markets in NYC. So many fresh greens and herbs!
Yesterday was amazing. I got to cook for an awesome group of people yesterday, namely Dark Matters Collective (check out their work here(Dark Matters Collective), and all the guests who came to visit their studio during Greenpoint Open Studios this year. It was a big success. I am so happy ☺️.
I also made a very refreshing herbal cocktail for the guests: lavander thyme spritz. It is fragrant and delicate.
Few days ago I was in my garden wondering about what to do with a big bush of thyme that I have growing. I came up wit a brilliant idea: Make a delicious spritz cocktail. Thyme and lavender. How perfect!
Today I want to share this recipe with you all so that you too can enjoy in on a hot summer day. You can thank me later :)
What we need:
Dry white wine (not so dry would be ok too)
Dried lavender flowers (food grade)
Let's prepare lavender thyme syrup.
First we need to make lavender tea: bring to boil 1 cup of water, add in 3 tbsp of dried lavender flowers. Turn off the heat, and let it sit with closed lid for at least 20 minutes. After that strain the tea. Now let's bring lavender tea to boil, add in 1 cup of choped thyme and 1/2 cup of cane sugar. Reduce the mixture on low heat for about 15-20 min until it has the consistency of maple syrup. Once it's ready, strain the syrup, cool it down and then bottle. It would last in the fridge for a few weeks, so you can prepare it ahead of time.
Now lets make the spritz!
Pour white wine into an ice-filled wine glass (half way). I like using Pino Grigio for this. Add 1-2 tbsp of lavender thyme syrup (adjust the amount to your liking) and stir. Top off with club sida. Garnish with a fresh spring of thyme.