If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day at home this year (and who can blame you with this weekend’s forecast?), a delicious cocktail is in order. Marcella DiLonardo of Modest Marce concocted this lovely libation especially for the occasion. With pomegranate juice, thyme-infused simple syrup, and a splash of sparkling water, this refreshing treat is the perfect way to toast the ones you love. Cheers!
For the Thyme Syrup
2-3 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme
1 cup White Sugar
1 cup Water
For the Pomegranate Thyme Spritzer
½ oz Thyme Syrup
1 oz Vodka
2 oz Pomegranate Juice
2 oz sparkling water
Fresh Thyme, as garnish
Fresh pomegranate seeds, as garnish (optional)
For the Thyme Syrup: In a sauce pan over medium heat combine rosemary
sugar & water. Brig to a boil & remove from heat once the sugar has dissolved. Let cool to room temperature & strain the thyme.
For the Pomegranate Thyme Spritzer: Fill glass with ice. Add the syrup, vodka, juice & sparkling water. Stir until combined & finish with a sprig of thyme & tablespoon of pomegranate seeds if desired.