Cider-Thyme Punch
Makes 8 servings

Thyme Simple Syrup
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1½ cups dark rum
  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Angostura bitters
  • Club soda
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 8 lime slices

  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to boil, stirring constantly until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and add thyme sprigs. Cover and let cool for 10-15 min.
  3. Strain into small jar/bottle and store in fridge. (Double this recipe and use extra within 1 month.)
  4. In a large pitcher, combine syrup, rum, lime juice, and bitters. Stir well.
  5. Pour into ice-filled rocks or mule glasses and top with a splash of soda, sprig of thyme, and slice of lime.
  6. Cheers!