Thyme After Thyme
The humble thyme sprig has an outsized power in cocktail recipes, amplifying herbal and citrus flavors and adding a fresh-yet-earthy flavor that no liqueur can offer. Thyme After Thyme from Henry Truslow at Basic Kitchen in Charleston, South Carolina exemplifies this herbal magic, pairing fresh thyme with citrus, gin, and Cocchi Americano (a white wine apéritif – Lillet Blanc works as well).
Truslow’s original recipe used the thyme solely as a garnish, but we prefer to shake a sprig with the rest of the ingredients, and then garnish with a fresh one.
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled short glass. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit and a fresh sprig of thyme.
- Thyme After Thyme, a Gin Cocktail at Imbibe