|Prep time||5 minutes|
Thyme Simple Syrup
- 1/4 Cup water
- 1/4 Cup sugar
- 1/2 Cup thyme sprigs
- 8 Ounces fresh squeezed clementine juice (orange juice can be substituted, but I recommend clementine!)
- 4 Ounces tequila
- 2 Ounces thyme simple syrup (super easy -- recipe is included in directions)
- kosher salt for rimming glasses
This Clementine Margarita was inspired by a recipe I found on Vinepair for a smokey orange-thyme margarita. The thyme in the margarita got my attention, but I had to go with clementine instead of orange juice.
Don't let the fact that you have to make simple syrup discourage you. It's a very easy thing to make -- just takes a few extra minutes and this cocktail is totally worth it!
Enjoy! - The Recipe Wench
|Make Thyme Simple Syrup|
|Over medium high heat, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add about 1/2 cup of thyme sprigs. Give it a stir until the thyme is submerged. Allow to cool. Strain into container. This will make slightly more simple syrup than you need for 2 cocktails.|
|Sprinkle a layer of salt on plate. |
Rub small piece of clementine around rim of glasses.
Turn glasses upside down on plate to allow salt to adhere to the rim.
Fill glasses with ice.
In a small pitcher, combine 8 oz. juice, 4 oz. tequila, and 2 oz. simple syrup. Stir.
Divide into glasses and Enjoy!