My Darling Clementhyme

My Darling Clementhyme IngredientsSimple 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. 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
  • 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. Garnish with clementine zest and 1 thyme sprig.

PER 1-CUP SERVING 129 cal; <1 g prot; <1 g total fat (<1 g sat fat); 14 g carb; 0 mg chol; 9 mg sod; <1 g fiber; 12 g sugars