THYME for a LEMON CHERRY SLING Cocktail Recipe

Getting ready to view the Super Blood Moon the other night I wanted to make a red colored drink but I didn't want a tomato cocktail.  Here in Tucson it's still hot in the evenings at this time of year so I also wanted something tall, cool and full of ice. That way I could also try out my new super large, square cocktail mold. I figured the larger the ice the slower it melts and dilutes my cocktail (and I was correct).
I had a little of my great cherry syrup concentrate left, just enough for a couple of drinks so I grabbed it, perused my little herb garden and went from there. What I ended up with is a great new Sling class of cocktail and I have dubbed it:
THYME for a


2 Oz. London Dry Gin
3/4 Oz. Black Cherry Concentrate
3/4 Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 Oz. Lemon Thyme Simple Syrup
(Recipe below)
8 Oz. Club Soda

GARNISH: Sprigs of Lemon Thyme and either Fresh or Maraschino or Bordeaux Cherries

TOOLS: Bar Spoon
GLASS: Collins or Tall/Long

Assemble your cocktail by filling your glass with ice then adding the all the ingredients except the soda, stir.
Top off with the club soda and garnish.

SOME SUBSTITUTION IDEAS: Nearly any fruit and complementary herb combination. You can also try one with various flavored sodas. I just harvested arils from two lovely pomegranates from Frieda's Produce and tonight I think I might try this idea with pomegranate syrup, lime juice and some rosemary simple syrup!
To make the Lemon Thyme Simple Syrup, stir 3/4 cup of sugar, about 6 - 4 inch sprigs of lemon thyme and 3/4 cup of water together in a small sauce pan then simmer over medium-low for 5 minutes. Cool, then strain.

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