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  • 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
  • ice
  • 1 small thyme sprig to garnish


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.)
  5. If desired, garnish with a cute & dainty little thyme sprig.


Recipe source: anunblurredlady

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