Limoncello gin cocktail with grilled thyme

Lynnda Cloutier


Quickly grilling fresh thyme sprigs coaxes out the herbs floral qualities

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two large sprigs fresh thyme, and more for garnish
one fluid ounce fresh lime juice
1 1/2 fluid ounces gin, preferably bluecoat american dry, 3 tablespoons
1/2 fluid ounces limoncello, preferably averna limoni di sicilia

Directions Step-By-Step

prepare a gas or charcoal fire for direct cooking over medium-high heat, 500°.
Grill the thyme sprigs until fragrant and lightly charred, about 15 seconds.
In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker gently mash the grilled thyme with the lime juice with another or similar tool like the handle of a wooden spoon.
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. Serves one.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails