Serves 1
1½ oz (45 ml) Beefeater London Dry gin
½ oz (15 ml) Lillet
½ oz (15 ml) Lemon Thyme Syru
1 dash chocolate bitters
1 egg white


  1. Dry shake all ingredients for 10 seconds, add ice and shake 10 seconds more. Double strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with freshly grated lemon zest or a sprig of thyme.
  2. To make LEMON THYME SYRUP: In a saucepan, heat 1 cup (250 ml) fresh lemon juice with six 4-in (10 cm) sprigs of thyme and 1 cup (250 ml) sugar on low until sugar dissolves. Add 1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon bitters to syrup. Let sit for 30 minutes. Strain into a glass bottle and place one of the thyme sprigs in the bottle. Keep refrigerated.
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