Limoncello, Thyme and Gin Cocktail
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.
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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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
Limoncello and Gin Cocktail with Fresh Thyme
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 50 ml Gin of choice
- 25 ml Limoncello
- Half lime (freshly squeezed lime juice to taste)
- 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.
Enjoy a glass of the Limoncello and Gin Cocktail this summer.
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