Do you want your gin and tonic to be fresh, fruity and varied? No problem. This recipe comes with crunchy apples and thyme that smells fantastic. Pluck a few leaves, cut an apple and off you go. Muddle these into a puree in a glass and top up with gin and tonic water. The essential oils of thyme waft straight into your nose with your first sip. A true tonic for your nerves!
Gin and tonic with apples and thyme
- 1 long drink glasses
- Ice cubes
- 1 toothpick
- Jigger (measuring cup)
- 60 ml London Dry Gin
- 200 ml mild tonic water
- 1/2 piece granny smith apple you can also use other types of apple. Just make sure they are crisp and juicy
- 2.5 branches thyme
- Quarter the apple and remove the core. Roughly cut 1 quarter into cubes and put into the glass.
- Pick the thyme leaves from one of the branches. Use the pestle to crush the apple and thyme until you get a kind of paste.
- Fill ice cubes into the glass to the brim. Pour in the gin and tonic water and stir twice with a spoon.
- Place the sprigs of thyme in the palm of your hand and clap firmly to release the essential oils. Cut apple quarters into thin slices.
- Pierce the toothpick on the edge through the slices and place it fanned out on the drink. Put the thyme on the side in the glass.
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