Recipe: Killing Thyme

Killing Thyme | Cocktail Recipe | Melbourne Cocktails

Killing Thyme

It’s a short week thanks to the public holiday we had in Melbourne on Monday. The day off we get for Labour Day is to acknowledge the anniversary of the 8-hour working day, which was introduced in the late 1800’s.

The Eight Hour Movement was the concept of a British socialist that believed the day should have 8 hours work + 8 hours recreation + 8 hours sleep.

It’s important to maintain a work life balance people.

Happy Hump Day!


  • 40 ml gin
  • 20 ml dry vermouth
  • 20 ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed & fine strained
  • 10 ml sugar syrup (see note)
  • Sprig of thyme

Note: to make sugar syrup, add 1/2 cup caster sugar to 1/4 cup boiling water. Stir until dissolved. Cool and refrigerate til ready for use.


Add ingredients to shaker with ice cubes. Shake well to chill. Strain into cocktail glass. Add sprig of thyme and top with crushed ice.

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