Bubbly, citrusy, refreshing with notes of raspberry and cucumber, Blood Orange Gin and Thyme Cocktail embraces winter's freshest of fruits. | Cocktail Recipe
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Blood Orange Thyme and Gin Cocktail

Bubbly, citrusy, refreshing with notes of raspberry and cucumber, Blood Orange Thyme and Gin Cocktail embraces winter's freshest of fruits.
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 335kcal
Author Traci York | Vanilla And Bean

Ingredients

For the Thyme Simple Syrup:

  • 1/4 C (55g) Cane Sugar
  • 1/4 C (55g) Water
  • 8 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme

For the Cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 oz (42g) Gin I like Hendrick's or The Botanist
  • 1 1/4 oz (28g) Blood Orange Juice about one blood orange
  • 1/4 oz (7g) Simple Syrup or to taste
  • Club Soda
  • Thyme and Orange Slices for Garnish

Instructions

For the Thyme Simple Syrup:

  • In a small sauce pot, bring the sugar and water to a boil and swirl the pot a few times until the sugar completely dissolves. Remove from heat. Add the thyme to the sugar mixture, and place a lid on the sauce pot. Steap for 10 minutes. Remove lid, strain to remove thyme and store in a lidded container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Chill before using in cocktail (to speed this process, I place the container, unlidded, in the freezer to chill the simple down fast - I use a canning jar for this.)

For the Cocktail:

  • Juice and strain one blood orange through a fine mesh strainer.  In a cocktail shaker, add a handful ice, blood orange juice, gin and simple syrup. Shake vigorously 4-5 times. Fill a low ball glass with ice and pour the gin mixture over ice in the lowball glass. Top with club soda and garnish with an orange slice and thyme sprig. Adjust sweetness to taste by adding more simple if desired. 

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 451IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg