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ClemenGold<sup>®</sup> Gin™ and Thyme Aperitif

ClemenGold® Gin™ and Thyme Aperitif

Makes: 1 cocktail plus extra simple syrup
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 8 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme
  • 1/4 Cup ClemenGold Gin™
  • 3 ClemenGold® mandarins
  • Ice
  • 7g Simple Syrup or to taste
  • Soda Water
  • Fresh Thyme and ClemenGold® mandarin slices for garnish


  1. 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.
  2. Remove from heat and set aside before adding the thyme to the sugar mixture and cover with a lid.
  3. Steep for 10 minutes before straining to remove thyme and store in a lidded container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or if using it immediately, cool down the syrup by placing into a freezer appropriate container for 5-10 minutes.
  4. For the Cocktail, juice and strain the ClemenGold® mandarins through a fine mesh strainer or juicer.
  5. In a cocktail shaker, add a handful ice, ClemenGold® juice, ClemenGold Gin™ and 7ml of simple syrup.
  6. Shake vigorously 4-5 times.
  7. Fill a low-ball glass with ice and pour the gin mixture over ice in the lowball glass.
  8. Top with soda water and garnish with the ClemenGold® mandarin slice and thyme sprigs. Adjust sweetness to taste by adding more simple syrup if desired.