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Limoncello-Gin Cocktail with Grilled Thyme

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Lisa Romerein

Servings: one.

If you’re firing up the grill already, throw some thyme sprigs over the fire to coax out the herb’s floral qualities.

Check out the Drinks & Entertaining Guide for more drink recipes perfect for a cookout.

Ingredients

  • 2 large sprigs fresh thyme; more for garnish
  • 1/2 fl. oz. (1 Tbs.) fresh lime juice
  • 1-1/2 fl. oz. (3 Tbs.) gin, preferably Bluecoat American Dry
  • 1/2 fl. oz. (1 Tbs.) limoncello, preferably Averna Limoni di Sicilia

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 150
      Fat Calories (kcal): 0
      Fat (g): 0
      Saturated Fat (g): 0
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Cholesterol (mg): 0
      Sodium (mg): 0
      Carbohydrates (g): 8
      Fiber (g): 0
      Protein (g): 0

Preparation

  • Prepare a gas or charcoal grill fire for direct cooking over medium-high (500°F) heat. Grill the thyme sprigs until fragrant and lightly charred, about 15 seconds. In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker, gently muddle the grilled thyme with the lime juice. Add the gin and limoncello and fill the shaker with ice. Stir well. Strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with fresh ice, garnish with thyme, and serve.

    Find this herbal medly and other cocktails on our Drinks page.

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  • nlcarlson | 06/08/2015

    Too tart.

  • karegra | 01/15/2013

    I made this cocktail after being introduced to limoncello a couple years ago. You can substitute rosemary or basil for thyme as rosemary pairs well with limon flavors and basil pairs well with gin.

  • eselque | 07/20/2012

    We don't have a grill, so just used fresh thyme. It was still good!

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