It’s Scotch Thyme – French Press Cocktail

I can’t get enough of this all-in-one infusion device. Who said the French Press could only be used for Coffee? I’ll be whipping up a cocktail with some of my favourite ingredients, including Glenmorangie Scotch, Fresh Peach, RinQuinQuin and Thyme!

If you’ve been following LC the past few months, you definitely know of my recent obsession with French Pressed Cocktails. I don’t know how we haven’t jumped on this bandwagon sooner, but know that it’s fairly easy while keeping things very exciting. What makes it exciting you ask? Well with every sip, the cocktail changes, and I absolutely love that the cocktail takes you on this tastebud journey (Can you tell I watch a lot of Food Network and Ratatouille?).

With that in mind, I had to share a cocktail hack by using this standard house hold item into your mixology. I went fairly classic with these flavours, infusing some Glenmorangie Scotch, RinQuinQuin (an unreal Peach Aperitif) with Verjus. For details of the recipe, see below. If you’d like to see my live segment with the ladies, make sure to follow the link attached here!

It’s Scotch Thyme

A french-press cocktail that's infused with Fresh Peaches, Thyme, RinQuinQuin, Verjus and Glenmorangie Scotch!

– Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 2 people
Author Monica C


Dry Ingredient

  • 3 Thinly Sliced Peaches
  • 3 orange peels
  • 4 sprigs Thyme
  • 2 Dried Apricots diced
  • 1 cinnamon stick snap the stick in half for easy straining

Cocktail Base

  • 4 oz Glenmorangie
  • 1.75 oz RinQuinQuin
  • 2 oz Verjus brand: Featherstone
  • 4 dashes Bittered Sling Kensington Market Bitters
  • 2 brown sugar cubes
  • 2 oz Water


  1. You want to create your cocktail base first. Fill a mason jar with brown sugar cubes and bitters, muddle until dissolved. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss into the fridge. Leave this in the fridge, covered, for an hour.

  2. Start to add all your dry ingredients into the French Press. Add your chilled cocktail into the french press and cover. Leave it in the fridge for 5 minutes before serving

  3. This can be served on the rocks or up in a martini glass. Whichever is your preference!

Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!


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