My Darling Clementhyme

Simple syrup, a common cocktail ingredient, is nothing more than equal parts water and sugar. Herbs, citrus, and spices can be added to the syrup to liven up holiday drinks.
My Darling Clementhyme

Tip: To make a virgin version of this drink, substitute sparkling wine with seltzer.

  • 6Servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 11 thyme sprigs, divided
  • 1 bottle sparkling wine, such as Prosecco
  • 6 oz. fresh clementine juice, plus 
6 strips clementine zest, for garnish
  • 6 oz. cranberry juice


1. Bring sugar, 5 thyme sprigs, and 
1 cup water to a boil in small saucepan. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 
5 minutes. Cool, then strain out solids. 

2. Pour 1 tsp. thyme syrup into bottom of each glass. Fill glass three-quarters full with sparkling wine, then top with 1 oz. clementine juice and 1 oz. cranberry juice. 

3. Garnish with clementine zest and 1 thyme sprig.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 129
  • Carbohydrate Content: 14 g
  • Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 0.5 g
  • Protein Content: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 9 mg
  • Sugar Content: 12 g