In a glass, muddle together thyme sprig and lemon. Pour soju over muddle ingredients, add syrup and shake with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with thyme-lemon skewer.
To make the ginger syrup:
In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine sugar, ginger and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until syrupy and reduced by half. Syrup should hold a line of a plate. Strain ginger pieces out and reserve syrup.
Notes & Tips
Ginger Syrup Trick: toss dried ginger in sugar, bake at 200 degrees until dried thru, about 4 hours and voila-ginger candy