An easy-to-make cocktail recipe which highlights the fragrance of Thyme. The grilling of the thyme exposes the natural oils, allowing this to match perfectly with the bitterness of Limoncello and the sharpness of the Gin. 


  • 2 large sprigs fresh thyme; more for garnish
  • 15ml fresh lime juice
  • 45ml gin, preferably Hendricks
  • 15ml limoncello


Prepare a gas or charcoal grill fire for direct cooking over medium-high (190degrees) 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.