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Photo by Forrest Clonts

Head barman Josh Streetman is serving up a fragrant pink drink just in time for spring fever at Motor Supply Co. Bistro in Columbia, South Carolina.

Streetman, a mixologist who focuses on farm-to-shaker ingredients, housemade simple syrups, and house-infused spirits, is also a dedicated gardener. He always plants his herb garden the weekend after Good Friday “when you know the frost is over, just like my grandparents taught me.”

“I like this drink a lot,” says Streetman. “The Campari brings a bitterness, and the touch of fresh thyme and sweetness from the syrup really balances it out. It’s especially great in the spring when you can get your hands on some fresh thyme.”

Boy do we agree. Campari seems to be on everyone’s lips at the moment, including ours (did you see Greg Best’s “BevRage” in our current issue?), and we love the twiggy garnish of thyme in a spring drink that’s pink!

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From Josh Streetman of Motor Supply Co. Bistro in Columbia, South Carolina