My first serious attempt in creating a cocktail. I wanted to experiment with lemon thyme and chartreuse. The inspiration came from the Green-Eye Daiquiri. I chose a daiquiri formula from The Joy of Mixology: liked the ratio and also how Regan suggested to serve the drink in an ice-filled wine glass. And instead of rum i went for the gin – it works well with chartreuse, and lemon juice instead of the lime.
Adapted from the sources mentioned above.
* 3 sprigs lemon thyme + 1 sprig for garnish
* 2 ounces gin
* 1/4 ounce green Chartreuse
* 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
* 1/2 ounce simple sugar syrup
Instructions: Bend 2 thyme sprigs and drop into a cocktail shaker. Press the thyme with a muddler to release the flavor. Fill the shaker with ice. Measure in the gin, Chartreuse, lemon juice and sugar. Shake vigorously. Strain into an ice-filled wine glass. Garnish with the remaining thyme sprig.