- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Water
- 6-8 fresh Thyme sprigs, plus more for garnish
- 1 Cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup Honeydew Melon
- 1 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
- 12 oz Liquor of your choice, preferably Gin or Rum
- 24 oz Club Soda or Seltzer
In a saucepan on medium heat, combine water and sugar until dissolved, about 3 minutes. Add the sprigs of thyme and simmer for 7 more minutes, or until the syrup reduces to about 1/4 cup. Remove the thyme sprigs.
In a blender, combine the thyme-syrup, cucumber, melon, and lime. Puree until smooth.
For each glass, add 1.5 oz (1 shot) of liqueur, 1.5 oz puree, and 3 oz soda. Top with ice and fresh thyme sprigs to garnish. Makes 8 cocktails. I only actually served 4 drinks, so I froze the remaining puree in an ice cube tray to use for smoothies.
Inspired by James on 8th.
Read the blog post where this recipe originally appeared: Two Sweet Ways to Enjoy Sumer