Pear & Thyme Smash



1 large pear, cored and chopped

1/2 cup cane sugar

1/2 cup water

juice from half a lemon

thyme sprigs

For the drink:

Club Soda

1.5 oz gin if you need it

In a medium size saucepan, combine the

ingredients for the syrup and bring to a simmer

over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes,

then remove from the heat and let the thyme

steep for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes,

remove the thyme and blend the mixture to

make a syrup.

To make the drink: add 1 oz to a Clear cup with an

ice cube (and optional gin) and top with club soda