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
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.