Raspberry-Thyme Smash

Serving Size: 1

BLT MARKET in New York offers a delicious way to use those peak-of-the-season raspberries with this refreshing summer drink. The recipe specifies Hendrick's Gin, which is infused with cucumbers and rose petals, giving the cocktail a sophisticated twist.

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs, divided
  • 7 fresh raspberries, divided
  • ice cubes
  • 0.25 cup Hendrick's gin
  • 2 Tbsp simple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

Directions

  1. Remove leaves from 1 thyme sprig; place in cocktail shaker. Add 6 berries; mash with muddler or wooden spoon. Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add gin, Simple Syrup, and lime juice. Cover; shake vigorously until cold. Strain into highball glass filled with ice. Thread 1 raspberry onto remaining thyme sprig; place on rim of glass.
  2. ?Stir 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in small saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil; cool. Cover and chill.

Image Credit: Craig Cutler

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