Tonic Thyme

This week’s cocktail takes a fresh spin with gin.

Light botanicals of juniper berries, rose petals, and cucumber mix with fresh thyme to give our cocktail a light, thin taste. Simple and sophisticated, it’s a good choice for any time of year.



2 oz. Hendricks Gin

1/4 oz. simple syrup

2 slices cucumber

4 sprigs of thyme

Lime wedge (optional)

2 oz. tonic


Put all ingredients except for tonic into a shaker glass. Add ice and shake to chill. Strain into a glass filled with ice and top with tonic.

Garnish with a slice of cucumber, a sprig of thyme and a lime wedge.


Hendricks gin is made using small stills dating back to 1860 and it is infused with rose petals and cucumbers.

You can use a different gin if you prefer.

Another variation is to use rosemary instead of thyme.

Enjoy the possibilities.