Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy Hour :: Raspberry-Thyme Smash

Raspberry Thyme Smash

2 fresh thyme sprigs
7 fresh raspberries
1/4 cup gin
2 tablespoons simple syrup
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Remove leaves from 1 thyme sprig; place in cocktail shaker.  Add 6 berries and mash with muddler or wooden spoon.  Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add gin, simple syrup, and lime juice.  Cover and shake vigorously.  Strain into highball glass filled with ice.  Garnish with raspberry and thyme sprig

Simple Syrup:
Stir 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves.  
Bring to boil and then cool.  Cover and chill. 

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