To make the Lemon Thyme Simple, heat
Granulated Sugar (1/4 cup)
Water (1/4 cup)
over medium until sugar is melted. Remove from heat.
Add half of the
Fresh Lemon Thyme Leaves (3 sprigs)
and let cool 15 - 20 minutes.
Remove the thyme from the syrup and store in an airtight jar.
To make the cocktail, add
Gin (2 fl oz)
as much simple syrup as you'd like (depending on how sweet you want the drink), and a few leaves of
Fresh Basil (2 sprigs)
to your glass.
Tonic Water (5 fl oz)
slowly, then add ice cubes.
Garnish with a few additional sprigs of
Fresh Lemon Thyme Leaves (2 sprigs)