A couple of months ago I gave some of our herbs to Yiannis Korovesis, my favorite person behind the bar when it comes to sophisticated booze. Sometime later, Yannis called me to ask for more of my thyme flowers for a cocktail that he was testing. He explained that it was for the new menu of the Hytra restaurant in Athens. I tried it, I loved it, and now I’m sharing the recipe with you:
30ml Havana Club 3 y.o.
30ml Angostura 5 y.o.
30ml lemon juice
30ml agave syrup
3-4 pineapple chunks or 20ml pineapple puree
3-4 thyme flowers
1 dash angostura aromatic bitters
Muddle the pineapple chunks with the thyme flowers
at the base of your shaker. Add the rest of your ingredients,
add ice and shake like hell.
Double strain in a Collins glass with ice.
Garnish with a mint sprig.