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Smoked Thyme Old Fashioned

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 I am continuing the month of simple recipes with bold flavors! Today, enjoy a simple Old Fashioned with homemade Thyme Simple Syrup!

To make the simple syrup, add water and sugar to a pot (see amounts below) and throw in some Thyme sprigs! The flavor profile of this simple syrup is very herbaceous and makes me crave a ribeye. Looks like I planned dinner for you tonight, as well! 

For this cocktail, you actually have a few options of Smoke Dust to choose from depending on the best fit for your taste buds!

 Lemon Peel Smoke Dust will bring out more of a ‘sour’ citrus flavor

 Thyme Smoke Dust- will bump up the herbaceous flavor

 Bourbon Barrel Smoke Dust- balances the lemon and thyme flavors and highlights the bourbon

If you haven’t purchased any of our Herbs & Spices Smoke Dusts, be sure to check those out here

Smoked Thyme Old Fashioned

Simple and Herbaceous!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Keyword: angostura, Old fashioned, thyme
Servings: 1


  • 1 pot
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 airtight container
  • 1 Smokeshow Cocktail Smoker
  • 1 Butane Torch


Thyme Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6-8 Thyme sprigs


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz Thyme Simple Syrup
  • 2-3 dashes angostura bitters

Garnish & Smoke

  • 1 lemon peel or slice & thyme sprig
  • 1 pinch Lemon Peel or Bourbon Barrel Smoke Dust or Thyme if you want more Thyme flavor!


Thyme Simple Syrup

  • Bring all ingredients to a boil. Let cool and store in an airtight container.
    1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 6-8 Thyme sprigs


  • Place ice in glass. Pour in all ingredients except bitters.
    2 oz bourbon, 1 oz Thyme Simple Syrup

Garnish & Smoke

  • Smoke with smoke dust of choosing. Drop in bitters and enjoy!
    2-3 dashes angostura bitters, 1 lemon peel or slice & thyme sprig, 1 pinch Lemon Peel or Bourbon Barrel Smoke Dust

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