Blueberry Thyme Collins

Since Spring is right around the corner, I wanted to make a fresh, bright cocktail to welcome the new season. The Blueberry Thyme Collins is the perfect combination of fruity, sweet and fresh.

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Ingredients:

1.5 oz. of your favorite Gin
.5 oz. of St. Germaine
1 oz of regular simple syrup
2 oz of apple thyme simple syrup (instructions below)
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
Chilled club soda
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh blueberry preserves
4 fresh thyme sprigs

Instructions:

1. Begin by making your apple thyme simple syrup. In a small saucepan add 3 sprigs of fresh thyme, 1 1/2 cups of 100% apple juice and 1/4 cup of sugar.
Bring to a simmer, remove from heat, remove thyme sprigs and refrigerate until cool
2. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add gin, St. Germaine, simple syrup, apple thyme simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, and blueberry preserves. Shake very well and strain into glass over ice
3. Top mixture with club soda
4. Garnish with fresh thyme sprig and lemon wheel

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3 Responses to Blueberry Thyme Collins

  1. Janet Campbell March 13, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Hi Sophie,

    This sounds delicious except for the gin part…
    I drank gin for the first and last time when I was 18 years old and it wasn’t pretty lol
    Your pictures are colorful and so very Spring like.
    Did you take the pics with the daffodils in your kitchen?
    Keep up the good work.
    xoxo Aunt Janet
    P.S. I am going to see my hairdresser tomorrow and will get the silk tie Easter Egg dying recipe for you.

  2. molly March 13, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    This looks and sounds incredible!

  3. Harris March 13, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    I’ll have to give this a try as soon as the weather climbs out of the 30s here in Chicago!

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