Limoncello, Thyme and Gin Cocktail

June 28, 2018Sew White
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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, Thyme and Gin cocktail garnished with a lemon slice 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.

Yes you can see a cake behind the cocktails… the cocktail cake will be revealed soon!

Limoncello, Thyme and Gin cocktail. Perfect for a cocktail treat

Not shaken bit stirred. Here’s the recipe

Limoncello and Gin Cocktail with Fresh Thyme

Servings 1 glass


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


  1. In a high ball glass lightly crush the sprigs the thyme in your hand and add to the glass. Top up with ice cubes.

  2. Add the Gin and Limoncello along with a fresh squeeze of lime to taste. Stir together.

  3. Top up with the tonic.

  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge and sprig of thyme and serve.


A delicious fruity and herby cocktail made with gin, thyme and limoncello


  • gingeybiteseats

    July 11, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    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

            Sew thanks for getting back, greatly appreciated.

  • choclette

    July 12, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    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

    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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