- 2 to 3 big long sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1/2 oz real maple syrup (grade B preferably)
- 1 dash orange (or citrus) bitters
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
- 2 oz good rye whiskey (or any good American whiskey)
- 1 egg white
- 1 small thyme sprig to garnish
- Using a cocktail muddler, muddle the long sprigs of thyme with maple syrup and orange bitters in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Smoosh ’em and smash ’em and stir ’em up real good.
- Add lemon juice, whiskey, & egg white and close the shaker. Shake and shake and shake and shake and shake like you’ve never shaken a cocktail before. If this were 2003 you might want to shake it like a polaroid picture.
- Remove the lid, add a good handful of ice, and close it back up. Give it a few more good shakes, just until the cocktail is niiiiice and cold.
- Strain into a martini or coupe glass. Most cocktail shakers have a built in strainer, but you may want to use a small mesh strainer to catch any loose thyme leaves. (I didn’t. There were a few but they didn’t bother me.)
- If desired, garnish with a cute & dainty little thyme sprig.
Recipe source: anunblurredlady