Nothing but Thyme Wild Blueberry Syrup
Recipe by Lauryn Smith for Wyman’s
This easy to make syrup will liven up a cocktail (think gin and tonic), add a splash of color and flavor to a glass of sparkling wine, or compliment a white wine spritzer.
- 2 cups Wyman’s Wild Maine Blueberries
- ¼ cup of thyme
- Lemon zest
- 2 cups water
- Cheesecloth or a strainer
Heat up a medium sized pan and add thyme and zest. Toast for just a few minutes until you can smell the herbs, and add the wild blueberries and water. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the water has reduced by half. Strain this mixture through cheesecloth or a strainer. This is now ready to use in a cocktail – and will add a beautiful hue, along with subtle berry and herbaceous flavor.
The remaining berry and herb mixture is still very usable! The day I made these cocktails, I used the berries that evening with vanilla ice cream and a little granola for a lazy woman’s cobbler.