wren’s blueberry thyme cocktail

Wren has been one of my real life friends since I was eight.

And luckily we both ended up back in Cleveland so I still get to see her all the time.

I love how life works out like that.

She just started blogging again (go visit!) and has been posting recipes left and right that are to die for.  Especially in the realm of cocktails.  We had a girls night this past weekend and she whipped up some martinis that I’m still daydreaming about.

So I’m thrilled she’s here to share her recipe for this Blueberry Thyme Cocktail.

Try it.  You won’t be sorry.

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Blueberry Thyme Cocktails.

I will be making these again soon.

It’s really all about the simple syrup which I have found really is simple to make.

Sugar + Water + Heat = Syrup.

I mixed this blueberry thyme simple syrup with vodka and lemon juice.  It took some of the dark blue color away but tasted like blueberry lemonade.

Delicious!  So delicious that I forgot to take a picture of the finished product until I had finished about a third of it.

Blueberry Thyme Simple Syrup

1 Cup water

1/2 Cup sugar

1/2 Cup blueberries

1-2 tsp thyme leaves

Note: If you want a sweeter syrup, use a 1:1 ratio of water to sugar.

Bring all the above ingredients to a boil in a saucepan.  Allow to simmer for 10 minutes – the blueberries should burst and release flavor/color.  Set syrup aside and let it cool to room temperature.

Blueberry Thyme Cocktail

4 oz blueberry thyme simple syrup

3 oz vodka

2 oz lemon juice

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, top with ice, and shake like crazy.  Fill 2 chilled martini glasses and enjoy.

Great after a hard day of work.  Men, and it appears even dogs, will want one.

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