Cranberry Thyme Gin and Tonic
Cranberry Thyme Gin and Tonic is a great refreshing drink for fall!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 cocktails
- 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- Splash of orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Fresh English Thyme leaves
- Gin of choice I used St. George
- Tonic of choice I used Fever Tree
In a small saucepan, mix together the cranberries, sugar, water, splash of orange juice and vanilla extract. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, pressing the cranberries with the back of your spoon until they pop (beware--they'll splatter!). Add the fresh thyme and smash with the back of your spoon--this will release its aromatics. Note: The mixture should be much looser than traditional cranberry sauce. Pour the mixture through a strainer, discarding the solids, and reserving the cranberry syrup.
To assemble an individual cocktail, add about 1 fluid ounces of syrup to each glass. Top with a few cubes of ice, 2 fluid ounces of gin and then top with tonic. Mix and garnish with fresh sprigs of thyme.
To Make a Big Batch Cocktail:
Double the cranberry sauce recipe and add to a large pitcher. Combine with 8 ounces of gin. When you serve the pitcher, be sure to include a bottle of tonic next to it so guests can top each serving off with about 2 ounces of tonic.
My Favorite Gin Brands:
Hendricks | St. George | The Botonist Gin | Tanqueray