Thyme Bourbon Lemonade

Sometimes I laugh at how silly the notion of food bogging is and the time and effort we put into this very odd hobby. For me,it's a visual journal and sharing of what I love to do, nothing more, but as a perfectionist I like to do this the best I can. I invest in the perfect hob nail cocktail glasses, which make me happy all on their own, and little vintage feed back napkins. At first I thought I would sew with them, but more and more they navigated away from my sewing pile to the prop pile, but nothing ever WORKED. They were too busy to not create a clash or too much distraction.

Hello, perfect cocktail for this napkin. The bright yellow and fresh thyme combined with the hobnail glass just worked. I was like, hmm yup. That'll do. It's funny how much creative satisfaction something so simple can give. A little vintage inspiration, and a twist on a vintage cocktail, the gold-rush. Here I've made it a bit fresher, and a bit zestier and lighter. Great for a summer afternoon.

Thyme Bourbon Lemonade



  • juice of a large lemon (1/2 cup)
  • 1.5 oz simple syrup
  • 3 stems thyme
  • 3 oz bourbon
  • 3-4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • seltzer or club soda
  • one large icecube or 3-4 smaller 



Start by first squeezing out your lemon juice and making sure you have enough. 

Second place your large ice cube in your cocktail glass, add the lemon juice, simple syrup, two stems of thyme, the bourbon, and the bitters. Stir in glass.

Add a dash of selzter, and a sprig of thyme on top and serve. 

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