Raspberry-Thyme Smash: Maybe The Most Delicious Cocktail Ever? (I’m Serious)

Let me introduce you to the cocktail (recipe via Bon Appetit) that my aunt served us at Passover dinner on Sunday, because it is ridiculous good.

Sweet, but not cloying-sweet. Tangy, but not forces-you-to-make-weird-faces tangy. My aunt warned me that making them for a crowd can get a little pricey once you throw in the Hendrick’s…but also said that good old Absolut does the trick nicely as well.

What you need:

1 fresh thyme sprig, leaves removed (discard stem)

6 fresh raspberries

Ice cubes

1/4 cup Hendrick’s Gin

2 tbsp simple syrup (to make simple syrup, mix 1 part cold water w/ 1 part sugar over low heat until sugar dissolves)

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

Garnish: 1 fresh thyme sprig, 1 raspberry

What you do:

1. Place thyme leaves in cocktail shaker. Add raspberries; mash with wooden spoon.

2. Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add gin, simple syrup, and lime juice.

3. Cover; shake until cold, then strain into highball glass filled with ice.

4. For garnish, thread one more raspberry onto another thyme sprig; place on rim of glass.

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