We all have a little pain in our lives. Some of us have physical pain (stupid plantar fasciitis), some of us have broken hearts (stupid Bumble date), and some of us just have to deal with a pain in the
ass neck at work (stupid Judy in accounting and her expense reports). While there's no silver bullet to heal what ails us, there are some helpful potions for self-medication. For that reason, after a particularly painful hump day, I was delighted to sip Ivy Thyme, a cocktail created by Justyn Blevins at Ivy Kitchen.
This cocktail is perfectly balanced — refreshing, citrusy, herbaceous and perniciously potent — and it certainly took the edge off. The live music from Goga and gorgeous spring day didn't hurt, either. This is the perfectly sippable cocktail you'll want to get in the mood for a movie at LOOK, or you can mix one yourself at home to pregame for a Netflix and chill session.
1 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
1 oz. Lillet
1/2 oz. simple syrup
3 wedges of lemon
1 sprig of fresh thyme
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and muddle lightly. Add ice and shake until well chilled. Strain over fresh ice, then garnish with a lemon curl and sprig of thyme.
Ivy Kitchen, 5411 Belt Line Road, Addison, theivykitchen.com