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Falling For You Cocktail

This apple rum cocktail with honey thyme syrup is the perfect fall tipple. Apple brandy pairs beautifully with dark rum, a touch of lemon and syrup.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Brandy, Calvados, Honey, Lemon, Rum, Thyme
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Author Yvonne Langen


  • 1 1/2 oz dark rum
  • 1/2 oz Calvados
  • 1/2 oz honey thyme syrup
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 slice apple for garnish

Honey Thyme Syrup

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass filled halfway with ice. Stir for 45 seconds. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with an apple slice. 

Honey Thyme Syrup

  1. Combine honey, water and thyme in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring regularly until honey is dissolved.

  2. Remove from heat and let stand for 30 minutes - allowing the thyme to steep. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Syrup with keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge.