As the Olympics begin, so do the celebrations. In honor of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro has fashioned a cocktail to accompany this year’s games, available now through August 12. What better way to celebrate the summer games than with a summer drink at one of Boston’s best bistro bars?
A blend of thyme, moscato and gin, Record Thyme was created to leave guests feeling excited and energized to watch other people compete in sports we all generally watch only once every four years (the highlight being the Modern Pentathlon, which consists of pistol shooting, fencing, horse riding, swimming, and running. Basically you are watching what the alpha male looked like in 1783.)
The sweet, peachy-floral aromas and flavor of Moscato D’Asti, which is an effervescent Italian dessert wine, cuts the strong flavor of the gin while the thyme simple syrup adds an incredible aroma to the cocktail.
Record Thyme Ingredients:
2 parts Beefeater Gin
1 part Moscato d’Asti
1 part Thyme Simple Syrup (to make thyme simple syrup bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a medium saucepan and add 1 cup of sugar and 2 oz. of thyme. Stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved. Turn off heat. Remove the thyme when the desired flavor is reached. It is similar to tea; the longer you let it steep the stronger the flavor will be.)
Directions: Serve on the rocks.
Cost/ Availability: The Record Thyme is $11.00 and is available at the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro now through August 12, 2012. The Bistro bar hours are as follows: Monday-Saturday 11:30 AM-11:30 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM-10:00 PM.