How to make a Classy Dame Cocktail

Classy Dame Cocktail Recipe

Classy Dame Cocktail Recipe

Inspired by the Roaring 20’s and prohibition era cocktails, this Classy Dame Cocktail Recipe is elegant and sophisticated. Infused with autumnal flavours, this cocktail features a thyme infused simple syrup that you can make at home and is a delightful addition to gin cocktails.

How to make the Thyme Simple Syrup


500ml of Water
450g of Sugar
3-4 Handfuls of Fresh Thyme


  1. Combine the sugar and water in a medium-sized saucepan over a low heat to dissolve the sugar
  2.  Once boiling remove from the heat and add the thyme
  3. Leave to stand for at least one hour
  4. As soon as the syrup is cool, strain the syrup into an airtight glass storage bottle
Classy Dame Cocktail Recipe


  • 50ml of Gin
  • 50ml of Thyme Simple Syrup
  • 50ml of Lime Juice
  • 1 Nectarine
  • Champagne
  • A sprig of Thyme for garnish


  1. Cut the Nectarine into slices, keeping a slice for garnish
  2. Place the Nectarine, Thyme Syrup and Lime Juice into a Cocktail Shaker and muddle together
  3. Add the Gin and some ice to the Cocktail Shaker
  4. Shake until the cocktail shaker is cold to the touch
  5. Strain into a glass filled with Ice
  6. Top up with Champagne
  7. Garnish with the left over slice of Nectarine and a sprig of Thyme

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