Recipe courtesy Jan Russell, craftologist, Lucy Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono Yountville, California.
Homemade strawberry-thyme syrup from the bar’s own garden gives the CBC cocktail its pink hue, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Sisters 5/K Run/Walk to Crush Breast Cancer.
- 1½ ounces Chopin Vodka
- ½ ounce Green Chartreuse
- ¾ ounce strawberry and lemon thyme syrup*
- ½ ounce pineapple gum
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- ½ strawberry, for garnish
- Strawberry and Lemon Thyme Syrup:
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 baskets of strawberries, washed and stems removed
- 8–10 sprigs thyme, washed
Combine vodka, Chartreuse, syrup, pineapple gum and lemon juice in a shaker tin filled with ice. Shake all ingredients and double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with the strawberry.
Strawberry and Lemon Thyme Syrup:
Boil ½ cup water in a saucepot. Add sugar and thyme, allowing thyme to steep and sugar to dissolve, forming a syrup. Remove from heat and allow syrup to cool. Remove thyme sprigs. Transfer to a blender, add strawberries and purée. Recipe yields approximately 1 cup syrup.