Last summer I had a version of this drink at one of my favorite restaurants, RedSeven. Unfortunately it was only a seasonal offering so I haven’t had one since. I finally decided to just try to figure it out myself & see how it goes. I’m happy to report that it was a total success. The full recipe’s at the bottom if you’d like to try my little experiment for yourself. It’s going to be a perfect spring drink!
Basically, I just used the Tom Collins recipe that was on the side of an old cocktail shaker that had belonged to Dustin’s grandpa & just added thyme. I also increased the amount of gin in the recipe because it was pretty weak. It’s possible that my glass is taller than the one they would’ve put it in, so I may have ended up with too much soda. Unfortunately, the seal on said shaker wasn’t quite the tight fit it used to be & I ended up wearing part of the recipe. Good times. Or should I say good thymes? No, definitely not…
Old Thyme Collins
Pour 2 ounces gin in a shaker filled with ice
Add the juice of 1 lemon & 1.5 teaspoons sugar
Put the lid on your shaker & shake, shake, shake!
Muddle 1 sprig of thyme in the bottom of your glass
Fill glass with ice
Pour contents from shaker over ice & thyme
Fill the rest of the way with soda water
Garnish with 2 sprigs of thyme