New England Express

Punch: rum & cider

Ingredients:

Simple syrup –
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
8 sprigs thyme, rosemary, or lavendar

2 cups apple cider
1 1/2 cups rum
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
Club soda to top
1 tsp Angostura bitters

Directions:
Can make syrup ahead of time
Mix sugar and 1/3 cup water (1:1 ratio) to boil
Remove from heat and add thyme, cover
Soak for 10 min then strain

Punch:
In a pitcher mix simple syrup, cider, rum, lime juice, and bitters
Pour over ice, top with club soda

8 servings

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