Limoncello-gin cocktail with grilled thyme

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere….

When you are getting ready to fire up your grill to prepare something delicious, place a few thyme sprigs over a direct fire to draw out the herb’s floral qualities.
Limoncello-gin cocktail with grilled thyme
Serves 1
Recipe from Fine Cooking

2 large sprigs fresh thyme; more for garnish
1/2 fluid ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
1-1/2 fluid ounces (3 tablespoon) good quality gin
1/2 fluid ounce (1 tablespoon) limoncello
Prepare a gas grill for direct cooking over medium-high (500 degrees).  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 glass filled with fresh ice, garnish with thyme, and serve.

58 thoughts on “Limoncello-gin cocktail with grilled thyme

  1. You mention Limoncello…my ears are always opened. I've been fortunate enough to have received a bottle from 'Positano' a while ago.My second experience was from an 'auberge' on the French Riviera where the owner made her own from her backyard lemon tree. I've been palette spoiled ;o)Now, I'm determined to try making my own…why not, how bad could it be? BTW…I'll have to wait at least 45days to find out.If successful…I'm coming to grab your great cocktail recipes.Velva…I find you to be very inventive indeed ;o)Flavourful wishes, Claudia


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