Fresh Thyme and ClemenGold® mandarin slices for garnish
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 and set aside before adding the thyme to the sugar mixture and cover with a lid.
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.
For the Cocktail, juice and strain the ClemenGold® mandarins through a fine mesh strainer or juicer.
In a cocktail shaker, add a handful ice, ClemenGold® juice, ClemenGold Gin™ and 7ml of 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 soda water and garnish with the ClemenGold® mandarin slice and thyme sprigs. Adjust sweetness to taste by adding more simple syrup if desired.