ClemenGold Gin and Thyme Aperitif

 Recipe, styling and photography by Megan Daniels.

Recipe, styling and photography by Megan Daniels.

Serves: 1 plus extra syrup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Times: 10 minutes


  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’s 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 slice and thyme sprigs. Adjust sweetness to taste by adding more simple syrup if desired. 


1/4 Cup White Sugar
1/4 Cup Water
8 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme
1/4 Cup ClemenGold Gin
3 ClemenGold fruits
7g Simple Syrup or to taste
Soda Water
Fresh Thyme and Clemengold slices for garnish


ClemenGold and Zandvliet Wines.