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Love Potion Number Thyme

1 hour 30 minutes | Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 1oz Gin
  • 1oz Raspberry Thyme Syrup
  • Champagne, dry sparkling wine
Raspberry Thyme Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 oz fresh raspberries
  • 0.5oz fresh Thyme


Make the Syrup
  1. Bring water and sugar to a light simmer stirring until sugar is dissolved
  2. Add raspberries and thyme muddling with a spoon (reserve a few berries and sprigs of Thyme for a garnish if desired)
  3. Let simmer 15 minutes
  4. Cover and allow the mixture to cool completely (about 1 hour)
  5. Strain through a fine mesh strainer
Assemble the Cocktail
  1. Add 1-2 raspberries, 1oz syrup and 1oz gin to the bottom of a champagne flute
  2. Slowly top with sparkling wine
  3. Finish with a sprig of Thyme and serve

The syrup adds a lot of sweetness, so don’t start with a sweet wine.