Gin Limoncello Cocktail

This gin limoncello cocktail with a hint of crushed thyme is a beautiful drink. An easy cocktail which is full of flavour is a great summer party cocktail. A gin limoncello tonic is perfect for sipping in the sun and has a fresh aromatic yet glorious citrus flavour. If you are looking for a limoncello cocktail you are in the right place!

gin limoncello tonic cocktail in a blue glass with blue straw and layer cake in the background

The gin and tonic is a classic drink and one that is proving so popular at the moment. I’ve enjoyed trying out different gins but I love a cocktail so I’ve been experimenting with adding other flavours to my G&T.

My latest, and now go to add to my gin and tonic is adding limoncello with a hint of crushed fresh thyme. The mix of the strong gin and bubbly tonic flavour with the citrus and sugary lemon mixes so well. The addition to the thyme adds an earthy flavour and incredible smell that ties all the tastes together. This is a beautifully fresh and moreish gin limoncello tonic cocktail.

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Check out the matching gin and tonic drizzle cake. The cocktail from this recipe is used as a drizzle on this cake so you get the best of both worlds. Cake and cocktails. Gin and tonic drizzle cake recipe.

4 tier gin and tonic cake with lemon and thyme decoration to go with the gin limoncello tonic cocktail

This is such an easy gin limoncello tonic drink to make, even easier to drink I’m sure. It’s a lovely mix of citrus fruit, strong gin and earthy herb. The reason I chose to use thyme is mostly because of its smell. The rich green smell works with the citrus to compliment it and in turn, they boost each other. The smell makes you taste the lemon in a different way.

Limoncello is a very interesting flavour and lovely as a little shot of sunshine with a pizza or pasta. Mixing it with gin might sound like it will be strong, well it might be, but it’s definitely tasty. If you want to keep it softer and less strong add small amounts of the alcohol as you mix it. Since I’ve made this a few times I now add a bit more limoncello as I love the lemon flavour so much.

Enjoy a glass of the Limoncello and Gin Cocktail this summer.

Why you’ll love this Limoncello and Gin Cocktail recipe

Why wouldn’t you love this cocktail? It’s light, refreshing and so easy to make! You simple pour and drink! It’s perfect in the sunshine, enjoyed with friends and a squeeze of lemon! You can also have it with my Gin Limoncello Cake!

Top Questions

What do you drink limoncello with?
What is limoncello made of?
Does gin go with limoncello?
Can you get drunk off limoncello?

Gin limoncello cocktails in two blue glasses with a lemon wheel and thyme

Gin Limoncello Cocktail Ingredients

For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.

GIN

It is no secret that I love a little gin and tonic on a Friday night. My all-time favourite gin is the Silent Pool. My other favourites have to include Wimbledon Gin, Tanquery and even some of the gins from Aldi are worth investing in.

LIMONCELLO

Limoncello is an Italian liqueur made with lemon zest, sugar, and a neutral spirit, like vodka. Due to its light and zesty flavour, it goes perfectly in a gin lemon cocktail. It’s full of flavour and absolutely moreish.

TONIC

As there are so many flavours in this cocktail you only need a simple tonic.

THYME

The perfect herb for cocktails. Its beautiful aroma really compliments the lemon in the easy cocktail. Add a little sprig to decorate your glass and you can have a thyme filled cocktail menu that will take no “Thyme” at all!

gin limoncello tonic cocktail
gin limoncello tonic cocktail with lemon slice and fresh thyme

How to make gin limoncello cocktail

  • Lightly crush the sprigs the thyme in your hand and add to the glass. Top up with ice cubes.
  • Add the Gin and Limoncello along with a fresh squeeze of lemon to taste. Stir together.
  • Top up with the tonic.
  • Garnish. It is really that simple.

Top Tips

  • Crush the thyme between your hands to release the flavour, you can also use a pestle and mortar to crush your thyme. Just be sure to crush your thyme, and thank me later.
  • Want to make a sharper gin limoncello cocktail? Try it with a twist of lime. It goes beautifully with the gin and tonic and means you can drink a second cocktail for purely experimental reasons.
gin limoncello tonic cocktail

FAQS

What do you drink limoncello with?

You should drink limoncello in this wonderful gin lemon cocktail! It pairs perfectly with a neutral gin and tonic and a little squeeze of lemon. Pour over ice and enjoy in the sunshine!

What is limoncello made of?

Limoncello is an Italian lemon flavour liqueur, usually, it’s a flavoured vodka but it could be any flavourless spirit.

Does gin go with limoncello?

Gin absolutely goes with limoncello! It’s the perfect flavour combination, both are light and fresh and the flavours balance each other out. It’s the most wonderful refreshing drink.

Can you get drunk off limoncello?

Yes. Limoncello is a liqueur so you can get drunk. So drink responsibly. It has a 30% alcohol content so is quite a strong liqueur at that.

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Recipe

Gin Limoncello Cocktail

Sisley White
This gin limoncello cocktail with a hint of crushed thyme is a beautiful drink. An easy cocktail which is full of flavour is a great summer party cocktail. A gin limoncello tonic is perfect for sipping in the sun and has a fresh aromatic yet glorious citrus flavour. If you are looking for a limoncello cocktail you are in the right place!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine British, English, International
Servings 1 glass
Calories 133 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 tall glasses
  • jigger or measuring jug

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 50 ml Gin (use your favourite)
  • 25 ml Limoncello
  • Half lemon (freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste)
  • tonic
  • ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • In a high ball glass lightly crush the sprigs the thyme in your hand and add to the glass. Top up with ice cubes.
  • Add the Gin and Limoncello along with a fresh squeeze of lemon to taste. Stir together.
  • Top up with the tonic.
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge and sprig of thyme and serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 220mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 95IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword easy gin lemon cocktail, Gin, gin and tonic, herbs, limoncello, Limoncello and Gin Cocktail with Fresh Thyme, Limoncello cocktail, thyme
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