Thyme After Time [Cocktail Recipe]

This cocktail was created by Shawn Chen, beverage director at RedFarm, New York City. “Thyme and herbal bitters bring a nice balance to smoky peated scotch and make the drink more approachable,” says Chen.

Put More Green in Your Glass: Herbal Whisky Cocktails


  • 1 ½ oz. BenRiach 10 year old Curiositas (or other peated scotch)
  • 3 dashes Bittermens Scarborough Savory Herbal bitters
  • ¾ oz. lemon thyme syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • ¾ oz. sparkling wine
  • 2 sprigs thyme for garnish


Combine all ingredients except sparkling wine in a shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into a sherry glass. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with thyme.

Lemon Thyme Syrup

  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 3 lemon wedges
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups fine sugar

Combine all ingredients in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring continuously until sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool for 30 minutes. Use a fine mesh sieve to strain into a mason jar. Keeps refrigerated for up to a month.

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