Limoncello, Thyme and Gin Cocktail

June 28, 2018Sew White

The Limoncello and Gin Cocktail with a hint of crushed thyme is a beautiful drink, easy to sip in the sun and has a fresh aromatic yet glorious citrus flavour.

Limoncello and Gin Cocktail served with a wedge of lemon and fresh thyme

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 no go to, addition 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.

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Limoncello and Gin Cocktail in the sunshine garnished with lemon and thyme

This is such an easy drink to make, even easier to drink I’m sure. It’s a lovely mix of citrus fruit, strong gin and the earthy herb. The reason I chose to use thyme is mostly because of it’s 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.

Not shaken bit stirred. Here’s the recipe for the Limoncello and Gin Cocktail

A fruity and herb based take on the classic gin and tonic

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

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Limoncello and Gin Cocktail with Fresh Thyme

Sisley White
The Limoncello and Gin Cocktail with a hint of crushed thyme is a beautiful drink, easy to sip in the sun and has a fresh aromatic yet glorious citrus flavour.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine British, English, International
Servings 1 glass
Calories 120 kcal


  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 50 ml Gin of choice
  • 25 ml Limoncello
  • Half lime (freshly squeezed lime juice to taste)
  • tonic
  • ice cubes


  • 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 lime to taste. Stir together.
  • Top up with the tonic.
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge and sprig of thyme and serve.


Calories: 120kcal

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

Keyword easy gin lemon cocktail, Limoncello and Gin Cocktail with Fresh Thyme, Limoncello cocktail
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  • gingeybiteseats

    July 11, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    5 stars
    Ahhh how lovely. I would very much enjoy one of these now. Actually, thinking about it – we have the ingredients!! I’m off!!! 🙂

    1. Sew White

      July 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

      I hope you enjoyed it!

      1. MaryAnne

        September 9, 2018 at 5:40 am

        Sew hi, it sounds very nice. Could you clarify if it is ‘tonic’ or ‘soda’ that you use as the top up (it seems to mention both above). Thanks

        1. Sew White

          September 12, 2018 at 9:19 pm

          Hi MaryAnne, I meant tonic but you can use both. I hope you enjoy it

          1. MaryAnne

            September 13, 2018 at 4:34 am

            5 stars
            Sew thanks for getting back, greatly appreciated.

  • choclette

    July 12, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    5 stars
    Sounds very good to me and just what I could do with now. I just need to find a bit of time to sit outside and enjoy the fabulous evening weather.

    1. Sew White

      July 16, 2018 at 3:01 pm

      so good for heat wave!

  • Ceri Jones

    July 12, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    5 stars
    Wow, I love gin and also limoncello, this sounds like a dream. Perfect summer tipple!!

    1. Sew White

      July 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

      So glad you like the sound of it too!

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