The gin & tonic is a classic serve, and while many would argue that it's perfect the way it is, that doesn't mean you can't play with the formula. Loads of different garnishes will do the combination justice, but this one – fresh lemon and a sprig of thyme – adds a deliciously savoury note, offsetting the sweetness of the tonic and the sourness of the lemon beautifully. It's the perfect summer starter: one that’ll get your appetite going before dinner.


  • 50ml Bombay Sapphire
  • 100ml tonic
  • Thyme sprig
  • Lemon wedge


Place one small thyme sprig and a squeezed lemon wedge in the glass before pouring in the gin. Fill with ice and top with the tonic. Garnish with a thyme sprig.