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1 cup of boiling water
1 cup of Scottish Bee heather honey(blossom works as well but I personally prefer the heather)
2 Heaping tablespoons of dried thyme (you can also use rose petals. Dried is best because it yields a more intense flavour using less)
Gin (I’ve used Perth Gin and also Lussa gin!)
To make a simple honey syrup infuse 2 heaped tablespoons of dried thyme to 1 cup of boiling water. Add 1 cup of honey to the same mixture. Let sit for 15 minutes. Then strain and put into a glass bottle in the refrigerator to cool.
In a high ball glass add ice, pour 2 Oz of Perth gin, 1/2 Oz Honey syrup (I make my cocktails on the less sweet side). If you like a touch sweeter you can use 3/4 Oz of syrup) 3/4 Oz lemon juice and top with club soda. Stir and add a slice of lemon or a sprig of fresh thyme and enjoy! For a more elevated syrup you can add one teaspoon of loose leaf tea and infuse in the mixture for the last three to five minutes.
Please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions. This is a recipe I made up at home and I love to hear how other people have found the process themselves.
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