It’s that time of year when I start craving cocktails at noon on Saturdays. The weather is beautiful, and after Kendall and I trek up to the top of Nob Hill from the market with pounds of stone fruit and tomatoes nothing sounds better than a refreshing cocktail.
I got the most beautiful thyme and some heirloom curly cucumbers on Saturday—they worked perfectly with gin in this thirst-quenching cocktail.
2 oz. Gin
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
¼ Lime, cubed
3 Cucumber Slices
1 Thyme Sprig
Splash of Soda
Muddle thyme, cucumber, lime, and simple syrup in a pint glass. Add ice, then gin, and stir well. Double strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Top with soda and garnish with a thyme sprig.