Food by VICE

Garden Tonic Recipe

Light and refreshing, infuse your vodka with whatever you have in your garden for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

by Demario Wallace
Sep 7 2017, 11:00pm

Servings: 1
Total time: 15 minutes


for the vodka:
10 ounces vodka
1 3/4 ounce mixed herbs (we used a mix of thyme, anise hyssop, spring onions)

for the cocktail:
3/4 ounce honey
2 ounces garden vodka
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
tonic water, to top
lemon peel and flower, to garnish


1. Make the vodka: If using an ISI, add the vodka and herbs to it. Shake for 1 minute, then release out all the nitrogen. Release all of the vodka, then strain out all of the herbs. If you're not using an ISI, add vodka and herbs into a large jar and cover. Allow to infuse for at least 24 hours before straining.

2. Make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, lemon juice, honey, and ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice and top with tonic. Garnish with the lemon peel and flower.