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The Fishing Journal


1½ ounces Tullamore Dew Irish Whisky

½ Campari liqueur

½ ounce lemon-thyme syrup*

*Lemon-Thyme Syrup

2 lemon peels

1 teaspoon lemon extract

1 bunch of fresh thyme

1 cup sugar

1 cup water


Lemon-Thyme Syrup

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring syrup ingredients to a boil.
  2. Turn down to a simmer, stirring often until mixture thickens and the sugar has melted.
  3. Cook for 20 minutes on low heat.
  4. Remove from heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl; discard solids.
  5. Let cool completely. Syrup can be stored, covered, in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.


  1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake and strain over a large ice cube into a cocktail glass and garnish with a sprig of thyme.