For me, summer time is all about fresh fruit, cool beverages, and as much relaxation as possible. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve really been enjoying making cocktails this summer, instead of my usual glass of wine. I’m enjoying the range of different flavors from bursts of bright fruit flavors to more subdued refreshing beverages.
When Drizly reached out to me to create a recipe on their behalf, I immediately knew I wanted to do a spin on a gin and tonic. For those of you who have never heard of Drizly, the company is an alcohol delivery service operating in roughly two dozen cities throughout the U.S. For a busy, working mama of two, you can imagine how excited I am about the possibility of having one less errand to run. Seriously. Genius idea.
So if you don’t have gin in your house, head over to Drizly now to order up a bottle and mix yourself up a refreshing honey thyme gin and tonic. The sweet honey in this version is balanced by the savory thyme. If you’re worried about it being too sweet, don’t – the honey doesn’t completely dissolve in the room temperature alcohol, so there’s just a touch of sweetness.
What are your favorite gin and tonic variations?
Honey Thyme Gin & Tonic
By Books n’ Cooks
- 1 Tbs. honey
- 3 sprigs of fresh thyme, divided
- 2 oz. gin
- 3 oz. tonic water
Muddle 2 sprigs of thyme in a cocktail shaker. Add honey and gin, shaking well. Top with ice and shave vigorously to chill.
Strain chilled gin mixture into a glass (I recommend a highball glass or a rocks glass) about halfway full of ice. Top with 3 oz. tonic water. Garnish with remaining sprig of thyme.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Drizly. All opinions are my own.