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A Summer Afternoon - ChikFood

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A Summer Afternoon

A Summer AfternoonMy friend, Breezy, and I have a saying,  “Anything with an herb”.  We are suckers for cocktails that combine herbs and infusions with liquor.  If it has a “sprig” of anything, we’ll take it.  You had us at rosemary.  We are a mixologists’ dream and an old school bartenders’ nightmare.  (I’m not sure of the punctuation on that.  I’ve been taste testing.)

Anywho, I came up with this drink while trying to think of something exciting for this holiday weekend.  My official taste tester upstairs, Katie, said it tasted like A Summer Afternoon.  It’s definitely a day drinking cocktail.  Perfect to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend.  Start infusing!

First make the Thyme Ginger Syrup, well before you want to start imbibing.  It needs to cool.


1/4 raw honey
1 cup water
20 sprigs of thyme
1- 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced

Heat all ingredients in a sauce pan over high heat, until it comes to a boil.  Once at a boil remove from heat and let the syrup cool.  Once cooled, strain through a sieve into a jar. This makes about a cup.  It should last for a while in the fridge.  But, you’ll probably use it all in one day… You alky. 😉

Ingredients for one cocktail:

4 Tablespoons or 1/4 cup tequila
Juice of two mandarin oranges
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 Tablespoons thyme ginger syrup
1 Strawberry, sliced
A few sprigs of thyme to garnish

In a rocks glass, muddle the strawberry.  Fill glass with ice.  Pour in tequila, orange and lemon juice and syrup.  Stir.  Garnish with sprigs of thyme.  Enjoy your afternoon.  Then, nap.






Jennifer Sorenson

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