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.

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



  • 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
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • 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

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