Thyme-Infused Wine Punch Recipe

Find thyme to enjoy this refreshing cocktail

Consider this cocktail a chance to get lost in the Alps in beverage form. Vin de Savoie, a dry white wine from the Savoy wine region of France, and cognac add a touch of sophistication, while a thyme-infused syrup adds a savory and balanced sweetness. The cocktail is bright and fresh, thanks to a little lemon juice, cherry brandy and a sparkling wine topper.

This cocktail is perfect for those interested in experimenting with darker spirits, such as cognac. Just be sure to make enough to go around—this punch will disappear quickly.

To learn more, read "French Toast."

Recipe adapted from Zac Overman, L'Oursin, Seattle, WA

Thyme-Infused Wine Punch
5 from 43 ratings
This refreshing punch consists of a thyme-infused syrup, shaken with French wine, cognac and a sparkling wine topper.
Prep Time
Cook Time
Total time: 15 minutes
  • For the Thyme Syrup
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 10 thyme sprigs
  • For the Thyme-Infused Wine Punch
  • 1½ ounces Vin de Savoie
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce thyme syrup
  • ¼ ounce cognac
  • ¼ ounce kirsch (cherry brandy)
  • Ice cubes, for shaking and serving
  • 3 ounces dry sparkling wine
  • Lemon wheel, for garnish
  • Thyme sprig, for garnish
  1. Make the thyme syrup: In a small saucepan, stir all the ingredients together and bring to a boil. Once the syrup is clear and the sugar has completely dissolved, turn off the heat and allow the thyme to steep as it cools to room temperature. Strain the syrup and reserve for later.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add the Vin de Savoie, lemon juice, thyme syrup, cognac, kirsch and ice. Shake until chilled then strain into a wineglass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel and thyme sprig, and serve.
Calories per Serving 565
Total Fat 0.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 121.5 g
Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
Total Sugars 109.5 g
Sodium 24.7 mg
Protein 2.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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