The Best Holiday Cocktails from Around the World
Travel & Leisure
Aspen’s Holiday Thyme
Hitting the slopes is a holiday tradition in Aspen and so is hitting the bar at the Hotel Jerome for an après ski round of cocktails (or two). But there’s no need to throw on a snowsuit to appreciate a good stiff drink and this Christmas concoction from Hotel Jerome will be just as tasty in Hawaii as it is in Colorado.
• 2 oz. rum
• 1 oz. blueberry/thyme/ginger simple syrup
• 1/4 oz. lemon juice
• 2 dashes orange bitters
• 1 egg white
Make simple syrup: Heat 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and a sprig of thyme. Stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add five blueberries. Cover and let sit for five minutes. Strain and cool.
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and shake it without ice. Add ice and shake again. Double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a thyme sprig over the foam layer.
By Melissa Locker