The Spring ‘Thyme’ Sipper – Happy 1st Day of Spring!

The Spring 'Thyme' Sipper from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

HAPPY 1st DAY OF SPRING!

Our family loves warm weather and being outside, so we are absolutely delighted that spring is finally here! People tease me because I have been counting down the days until spring ever since December (maybe even sooner). I am so happy that Mother Nature decided to cooperate today and deliver us a big dose of sunshine, blue skies, and warm air. We were outside without jackets today… and to think on Monday we were building snowmen!?

In honor of the changing seasons, and the anticipation of the warmer days to come, today I am highlighting some of my favorite “signs of spring”. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into our Chesapeake paradise!

Oh, and of course we’re celebrating spring Blue Crab Martini style- with a drink we’ve dubbed The Spring ‘Thyme’ Sipper. It’s bright, zesty, and highlights the fresh flavors of spring. So grab a glass and let’s toast to the official start of spring, cheers!

Happy 1st Day of Spring! Featuring The Spring 'Thyme' Sipper from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

Little ladybug catching some rays on our front porch.

Happy 1st Day of Spring! Featuring The Spring 'Thyme' Sipper from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

According to Shaun, this is a “Dwarfed Daffodil”. Daffodils are my FAVORITE. Can’t wait for these beauties to bloom!

Happy 1st Day of Spring! www.BlueCrabMartini.com

This little curly haired cutie got to explore the outdoors without snow. He discovered his shadow today!

Happy 1st Day of Spring! Featuring The Spring 'Thyme' Sipper from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

The adorable birdhouse that my dad built with our 5 yr old. Birds are starting to scout it out. Hoping for a nest of baby birds this spring!

Happy 1st Day of Spring! Featuring The Spring 'Thyme' Sipper from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

Look at those buds! Ready to bloom any day now!

Now, let’s get to the best part- the drink!

The Spring 'Thyme' Sipper from www.BlueCrabMartini.com

The Spring ‘Thyme’ Sipper

INGREDIENTS:
2 sprigs of fresh Thyme (one for the drink, and one for garnish)
3 slices of navel orange (2 for the drink, and one for garnish)
Juice of 1/2 navel orange
1/2 tsp superfine sugar
1/2 tsp fresh ginger
8oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Aromatic Bitters (we use Angostura), about 4 dashes
1/4 tsp Triple Sec
Ice, enough to fill shaker

DIRECTIONS:
1. To the shaker, add two orange slices, bitters, sugar, one sprig of thyme, and ginger. Muddle thoroughly.
2. Add ice, enough to fill the shaker.
3. Pour in bourbon, Triple Sec,and juice from 1/2 naval orange, shake until combined and chilled.
4. Garnish with additional thyme and orange slices.

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About bluecrabmartini

I'm a veggie growing, wine drinking, Maryland mom, with a passion for real food and life by the Chesapeake Bay. Check out my blog: www.bluecrabmartini.com
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12 Responses to The Spring ‘Thyme’ Sipper – Happy 1st Day of Spring!

  1. Jimmy Crab says:

    Nice way to start my day (although it started about 3:30 this am by not being able to sleep) and spring. Loved the pics and storyline. Cool to see him discovering his shadow.

  2. Wonderful captures to collaborate the arrival of Spring in the Chesapeake Bay area! 🙂

    • Thank you! Wish they could have been pictures of flowers and green leaves, but as you know this winter seems to be never ending. Hoping the warm weather they’re forecasting for the end of the week decides to stick around this time!

  3. Jen says:

    This looks fabulous! I pinned it to my Cocktails board. If it ever warms up here in NJ I’ll be making a batch!

  4. Thanks for sharing with us at our Marvelous Monday party this week – I love cocktails – pinned ti my party board!

  5. This sounds so fresh and delicious. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  6. Virginia says:

    Yum! Thanks for the recipe.

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