Old Thyme Sour Cocktail Recipe

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Old Thyme Sour Cocktail Recipe

The old thyme sour is based on a classic whiskey sour recipe, but adds a number of new twists to create a delicious cocktail that’s very fun. In many ways, this cocktail was created by Michael Grissinger and is innovative. This drink is made from a combination of thyme and Chartreuse, which is then lit on fire so that it has a sweet and herbal smoky flavor. The Irish whiskey sour combines elderflower with homemade cinnamon-thyme syrup and is flavored with whiskey. As per usual, the drink has a healthy dose of fresh lemon and just a touch of egg white to give it that wonderful texture no other ingredient can do.


As a sweetener for tea, it can also be used in other mixed drinks. For up to two weeks, the homemade syrup should be kept in the refrigerator. The Green Chartreuse whiskey is higher proof (55 percent ABV) than the Yellow Chartreuse whiskey (40 percent ABV), so it is more likely to burn. If you prefer, you can omit the egg white.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Old Thyme Sour Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Old Thyme Sour Cocktail Recipe is 340 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Old Thyme Sour Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Strainer


  • Old-fashioned Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • Fresh thyme counts for 5 sprigs
  • 1/4 ounce of Green Chartreuse Liqueur
  • Irish whiskey 2 ounces
  • Elderflower liqueur half ounces
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 ounce
  • cinnamon-thyme simple syrup 1/2 ounce
  • One large egg white
  • A dash bitters (one)
  • lemon zest Lemon slice, for garnish 1/2 teaspoon

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • In an old-fashioned glass, combine the Chartreuse and the 2 sprigs of thyme, and stir until it is well coated.
  • Mix together the yolk, egg white, and bitters in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add 2 sprigs of thyme, whiskey, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, cinnamon-thyme syrup, and egg white.
  • Incorporate ingredients in a dry shake, then add ice and shake vigorously.
  • The liqueur-soaked thyme in the glass should be on fire.
  • For the flame to be extinguished, double strain the contents of the shaker into the glass.
  • You can garnish the cocktail with a lemon slice and the remaining sprig of thyme, and add some lemon zest and fresh ice.
  • Take care of yourself and have fun.

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