2015 is coming to a close and what a year it has been! Sure, I would love to do a long cliche recap on all of the highs and lows and memories that are packed tighter than a sleeve of thin mints (mmm, thin mints...) into the past twelve months. But truly, I am just ready to celebrate tonight, and ring in a new year, a fresh start, and many more moments ahead... and I want you to, too! Whether you plan to dance the night away, bang pots and pans in the street at midnight, or go to bed at a reasonable hour- mostly so you can watch the first broadcast of the 127th Rose Parade like yours truly, I want to say thanks for being a part of our little shop's story this year, to wish you a very Happy New Year filled with peace, love, and joy. Oh! But a few bubbles never hurt, so to ring out the old, and in the new, here is a pretty twist on a classic cocktail, topped with chilled bubbly, fresh thyme, and pear! A definite crowd pleaser, for parties of any size.
Ingredients (makes one)
2 oz. gin
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tsp sugar, plus more to rim
Fresh thyme sprigs, pear slices
Chilled Champagne or Prosseco
Rim glass with sugar. In a shaker, combine lemon juice and sugar 'til dissolved. Add ice, gin, 1 thyme sprig, and 1 pear slice, shake well. Strain into glass (no ice), top with bubbly!
Happy New Year!