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The Summer Gin and Tonic

Pre-prepare a thyme or lemon thyme-infused sugar syrup.

To make the sugar syrup:

100ml sugar
100ml water
8 sprigs of fresh thyme

Put the sugar and water into a small pot on the stove and stir over a medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from the heat, add the fresh thyme and steep for 15 minutes.

Strain into a clean, airtight container.


50ml Hope African Botanical Gin
5-10ml thyme infused sugar syrup (adjust as required to taste)
5-10ml lemon juice (adjust as required to taste)
Top up with Tonic


Fresh herbs – rosemary, mint, thyme and a slice of grapefruit


Add all the ingredients to a glass filled with ice.
Stir with a bar spoon (or long handled spoon)


On the rocks with the herbs or a grapefruit slice