Cider, Thyme, and Tonic Mocktail

This mocktail sounds even good enough for breakfast.

12 oz apple cider
2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 oz thyme simple syrup*
1 bottle (9.3 ounces) tonic water
Additional thyme and lemon slices for garnish

Add all ingredients except tonic water to a pitcher and stir until fully incorporated. Add ice to four glasses, filling each about halfway. Divide the cider mixture evenly among the glasses. Top with tonic water. Stir gently. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and enjoy!

*Thyme Simple Syrup
.5 cup granulated sugar
.5 cup water
2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme

Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Turn heat to low and stir until sugar dissolves. Simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until syrup coats the back of a spoon.Remove from heat. Take out the thyme sprigs and allow syrup to cool completely before using. Store leftover syrup in a jar in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks.

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