Try this long, cooling drink, designed to be sipped in a the garden on a warm spring afternoon.
1/4 fresh apple, cubed
4 sprigs lemon thyme, plus more to garnish
30ml One Sage & Apple Gin
30ml white port
15ml elderflower cordial
20ml lemon juice
10ml earl grey tea syrup*
2 orange slices
2 lemon slices
80ml ginger ale
In a cocktail shaker, crush up the apple with 4 sprigs of the lemon (or regular) thyme. Add the remaining ingredients excepting the ginger ale, and shake well with fresh ice. Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice and top with ginger ale. Garnish with thyme sprigs.
*To make earl grey syrup, brew 100ml of strong earl grey tea. Heat gently in a saucepan with 100g of sugar until thick. Chill before use.
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