I'd wanted to find an excuse to use thyme & sloe gin in a cocktail for a while, simply because the puns for its name were almost endless.
Landed on this little number yesterday, the name I thought was very apt for a Sunday as people were in work for brunch, kicking back & relaxing. I guess it'd also work pretty well at a party at Madonna's house.
30ml Hayman's Sloe Gin
15ml St Germain
10ml Pear & Cactus Liquer
25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
20ml Sugar Syrup (2:1)
3-4 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme (The size of the one used a garnish)
1 Egg White
Add all ingredients to mixing glass (strip thyme leaves from stem, bruise gently & add)
Dry shake all ingredients
Wet shake 'em
Double strain into a chilled coupette
Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme & a few dashes of Peychaud's bitters