One Sunday afternoon I picked some crowded thyme plants to use in my cooking.
Well, cooking takes too long... so instead I made a thyme simple syrup!
I just had my big "Dirty 30" Birthday and my sister got me a SodaStream because I have been obsessed with club soda and making lovely concoctions with it! I don't like cola or anything of that sort, just club soda.
Thyme's refreshing smell is so uplifting, airy and clean!
Simple syrup is exactly that... SIMPLE!
3 cups water
2-3 cups sugar
15 twigs of thyme (mine were short so I used more)
1. In a small saucepan, add all the ingredients and bring to a slow simmer and whisk to fully dissolve the sugar.
2. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Remove thyme (I reused these, continue reading)
3. Pour your syrup in a glass jar.
To create the thyme soda:
I made some carbonated water in my SodaStream. You may buy Club soda at the store.
For 8 oz of soda, I added 4-5 teaspoons of thyme simple syrup. Pour on top of ice and enjoy this amazingly refreshingly clean beverages!
- Sweetening tea, lemonada
- Creating lovely cocktails
The cooked left over thyme
All the extra cooked thyme that I had leftover from the syrup making, I spread out on parchment paper.
While the twigs are still damp, pour some sugar and rub into the twigs.
Place in freezer. Once it's all hardened, you can place in a container and keep in freezer.