Monday, October 26, 2015

The New England Express

The other day, a colleague of mine posted that it was officially fall for her now that she had made her first batch of New England Express cocktails.  I might need to move into the cubicle next to her.  Then again, I know the guy who works in the cubicle who works next to her.

Recipe from Bon Appetit

The New England Express
Servings: 8

  • Thyme Syrup 
    • ⅓ cup sugar 
    • 8 sprigs thyme 
  • Assembly 
    • 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 

Thyme syrup: Bring sugar and ⅓ cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat, add thyme sprigs, and cover. Let stand 10 minutes, then strain into a small jar. Let cool.

Do Ahead: Syrup can be made 1 month ahead. Cover and chill.

Assembly: Mix thyme syrup, cider, rum, lime juice, and bitters in a pitcher. Divide among rocks glasses filled with ice; top off with club soda. Garnish with thyme sprigs and lime slices.

Do Ahead: Thyme syrup, cider, rum, lime juice, and bitters can be mixed 4 hours ahead. Cover and chill.

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