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Overhead view of a mason jar on a wooden coaster filled with thyme simple syrup and garnished with thyme leaves.

Thyme Simple Syrup

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  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Whisking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Thyme simple syrup pairs beautifully with cocktails, lemonade and iced tea! It is easy to make any only requires 3 ingredients!


  • 10-15 Fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Add the thyme, water and sugar to a small-medium sauce pan.
  2. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Do not bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Let the simple syrup cool for 15 minutes up to 1 hour. 
  4. Remove the thyme springs using tongs or a fork. Strain the remaining syrup into a jar. Enjoy!


  • Let the thyme simple syrup cool to room temperature before using, otherwise it will dilute the ice in your drink.
  • This pairs well with vodka, gin, lemonade or ice tea.