Apple & Thyme Cooler

The bourbon in this drink is optional, which means you can enjoy it all day every day.
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apple thyme cooler

Recipe by Joe Piccirillo

Start to Finish: 15 minutes (plus 15 minutes for cooling)

Servings: 4


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups club soda
  • Ice
  • 1 cup bourbon (optional)


In small saucepan, bring sugar, 1/2 cup water, and 5 thyme sprigs to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 10 minutes. Let thyme syrup cool to room temperature; strain into large pitcher. Stir in apple juice, club soda, ice, and bourbon (if using). Garnish with remaining 5 thyme sprigs.