Banyan Tree Thymeline

Visit The Banyan Tree Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, and sip from its garden with this refreshing cocktail, muddled “a la minute” with fresh cucumber, garden harvested thyme bruised to perfection with Tanqueray Gin, house made fresh lemon sour and a honi (kiss) locally sourced sea salt. Served on the rocks with a dash of seltzer and an additional fresh aromatic thyme and cucumber accoutrement.


thyme cocktailRecipe from: Banyan Tree, Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz. Tanqueray Gin, optional
  • 1 1/2 oz. fresh, homemade lemon sour,* or high-quality store-bought
  • 3 cucumber wheels
  • 2 small thyme sprigs
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 c. club soda
  • 1 lemon peel twist

*Find a recipe for lemon sour at

Method: Muddle one cucumber slice with thyme and sour. Add salt and gin, fill shaker with ice, shake and strain over ice into highball glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with thyme sprig, 2 thin cucumber slices and twist of lemon peel.


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