Cranberry & Thyme Gin and Tonic Recipe

There’s no better drink for the holiday season than this one. Freshly harvested thyme adds a slightly minty twist to the classic gin and tonic recipe. Both cozy and invigorating, this cranberry & thyme cocktail will keep your spirits high and your mood cheery.

cranberry and thyme gin and tonic recipe


  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Tonic
  • ½ cup of water
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • Splash of orange juice
  • Thyme leaves, to taste


  1. In a small saucepan, mix cranberries, sugar, water, splash of orange juice, and vanilla extract. Cook for 10-15 minutes while pressing the cranberries with the back of your spoon until they pop.
  2. Add the thyme and smash with the back of your spoon to release the flavor. Pour mixture through a strainer, discard the solids, and reserve the remaining for a cranberry syrup.
  3. Add 1 oz of syrup to each glass. Add a few cubes of ice, 2 oz of gin, and then tonic.
  4. Mix.
  5. Garnish with thyme leaves.

Enjoy this unique gin and tonic recipe!