Orange-Thyme Syrup 3.000
Spirits Feb 16, 2011

This syrup is used to make Estadio Tonic No. 6 (see related recipe).

Make Ahead: The syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Servings: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces (scant 1 3/4 cups) sugar
  • 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) water
  • 10 thyme sprigs (3 inches each)
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange

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Directions

Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat.

Add the thyme and orange zest; let sit for 1 hour, then strain into a container with a tight-fitting lid. Cover, and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

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Recipe Source

From Adam Bernbach, bar manager at Estadio in Logan Circle.

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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