Summer is the best season if you ask me. There are so many things to experience in Dusseldorf when the sun is shining and I really love being outside and enjoying action. Do you know what the best part is? The evening! It is still warm and you can sit outside with some friends barbecuing, playing games and, of course, enjoying summer cocktails.
As you may already know, our bar team at the Breidenbacher Hof is famous for its extraordinary and delicious cocktail creations. Of course, they also create special drinks for every season. Yesterday, I tried their latest creation for summer: the Thyme Silver Fizz. Believe me, it is the perfect start into a wonderful barbecue night with friends. It is refreshing, a bit fruity and because of the thyme, it has a Mediterranean flair and reminds me of being on vacation! You will know what I mean, when you try it for yourself. So I asked our Assistant Bar Manager Philipp for the recipe to share the good taste and vacation dreams with you:
5 cl Botanist Gin
2 cl lemon juice
2 cl sugar syrup
Soda to fill up
1 sprig of thyme
Take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice cubes. Then, one after another measure the Gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup and mix everything in the shaker. When you are done, fill the drink into a nice glass through a sieve and fill it up with the soda. Use the sprig of thyme for garnish – and voilà!
At our Capella Bar, the drink is served with thyme salt, which gives the cocktail a special touch. It depends on what you prefer, but whether with or without the salt it is definitely my new favorite cocktail and I am sure it will be yours too.
Enjoy shaking and the great refreshment afterwards!