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Bourbon Thyme
Bourbon Thyme

Bourbon Thyme

  • 2 oz. bourbon whiskey
  • 3 tsp. thyme simple syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • lemon peel
230 cal


Add the thyme simple syrup and bitters to an old fashioned glass and swirl around. Add your whiskey and stir gently. Express the juice from a slice of lemon peel over the drink and drop in as a garnish. If you have an extra sprig of thyme, feel free to drop that in as well. Last but not least, add a large ice fixture if desired.

Thyme Simple Syrup

Combine 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of honey, and 4 thyme sprigs in a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat while stirring to dissolve the honey into the water. Remove from the heat and let cool completely, then remove the thyme sprigs and store the remaining mixture in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.


I had a delicious Bourbon & Honey at The Cheesecake Factory (of all places) and came home looking for something similar. I landed on this recipe from Salted Plains and enjoyed it quite a bit. Cheers, Tessa!


  • You can adjust the whiskey-to-syrup ratio to accommodate your palette. The original recipe calls for 1 1/2 oz. of bourbon and 4 tsp. of the thyme simple syrup, but I found that to be too sweet.