As summer comes to an end (can i shout a yay to that?) i decided to share with you another couple of favourite cocktails. Like i previously said, i don't drink alcohol, but not going to deny, that i like the taste of light cocktails with just a hint of it.
Although these illustrations already look a little like autumn - i know i got my winter nostalgia mood on - i found them in a summer cocktail section over at Martha Stewart. Wouldn't say no to any of them, in matter of fact i'll be giving them a shot!
In a small saucepan combine 2 cups of water with with the sugar and thyme. Bring to boil over high heat, until the sugar has been dissolved. Remove from heat, and let it cool to room temperature.
Pour mixture through a fine sieve into a large glass measuring cup, and discard the thyme. You should have 2 cups of syrup. Cover with plastic and chill.
In a large serving pitcher, stir together lemon juice, vodka and chilled syrup and garnish with thyme.
Roughly chop mint leaves.
Puree blackberries, mint and sugar in a blender. Press through a fine sieve into a bowl and discard the seeds.
Rinse blender, then return puree to blender and bourbon and small ice cubes. Blend until mixture is smooth. Divide mixture among 4 glasses. Garnish each with a mint spring.
recipes by martha stewart
illustrations by cocorrina