Cranberry Thyme Gin and Tonic
The cranberries make a perfect holiday statement (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s) but also easily extend themselves through the remaining months of winter.
|1 1/2 ounce||, fluid pure cranberry juice|
|1 1/2 ounce||, fluid gin (i like hendrick's)|
|1 1/2 ounce||, fluid freshly squeezed clementine or orange juice|
|1 ounce||, fluid simple syrup|
|3 sprigs||(small) fresh thyme, divided|
|crushed ice, as needed|
|cold tonic water, for topping off|
|fresh cranberries for garnish|
In a 12-ounce glass, add cranberry juice, gin, clementine juice, simple syrup, and 2 sprigs of the thyme. With the back of a spoon, muddle the thyme against the inside of the glass. Add crushed ice to 2/3 full. Then top the remainder of the glass off with tonic water. Give a little stir to incorporate, and then garnish with the remaining thyme sprig and a few fresh cranberries.