Lemon Thyme Gin & Tonic

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Cocktail History

The Lemon Thyme Gin & Tonic is a Sips From Scripts original cocktail that was created as a variation of the classic Gin & Tonic. It uses the original template of gin with tonic water, but it calls for a lemon-flavored spirit, adds lemon juice and homemade thyme syrup for more complexity, and tops it off with of Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic Water.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Lemon Gin: This is a type of gin made with lemon, juniper berries, botanicals, and alcohol. We used Malfy Gin Con Limone because it has a refreshing botanical flavor backed by zesty and bright lemon flavor. For a mocktail version of this drink, try MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin.

Lemon Juice: This is the liquid juice of a lemon. We used freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Thyme Syrup: This is a sweetener made with thyme leaves, white sugar, and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s stovetop recipe.

Tonic Water: This is a carbonated water that has been infused with quinine. We used Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic Water.

Lemon Slice: This is a slice of lemon that has been cut into a half wheel shape.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Bar Spoon: This is used to stir ingredients. We used the Barfly Stainless Steel Teardrop Bar Spoon.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut ingredients. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Juicer: This is used to juice citrus. We used the ALEEHAI Manual Fruit Juicer.

Tasting Notes

The Lemon Thyme Gin & Tonic features citrus aromas, the immediate taste of lemon thanks to the fruit juice and gin, a slight sweetness with herbal notes from the thyme syrup, and the classic bitter finish from the tonic

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We thought this was perfect for warm weather and is a great pick if you want a G&T with a little something extra!

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Recipe

AuthorSips From Scripts

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Lemon Gin
 ¾ oz Lemon Juice
 3 oz Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic Water
 1 Lemon Wedge

Method
1

Add gin, thyme syrup, lemon juice, and cubed ice to a lowball or highball glass.

2

Stir for 10-20 seconds.

3

Top with tonic water.

4

Stir for 5-10 more seconds.

5

Garnish with lemon wedge.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Lemon Gin
 ¾ oz Lemon Juice
 3 oz Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic Water
 1 Lemon Wedge

Directions

Method
1

Add gin, thyme syrup, lemon juice, and cubed ice to a lowball or highball glass.

2

Stir for 10-20 seconds.

3

Top with tonic water.

4

Stir for 5-10 more seconds.

5

Garnish with lemon wedge.

Lemon Thyme Gin & Tonic

Make It a Mocktail: Use MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Gin Cocktails

If you like this gin-based cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

Florodora Cocktail Recipe

Florodora: A gin cocktail made with lime juice, raspberry syrup, simple syrup, ginger ale, a lime slice, and raspberries

Gin Rickey Cocktail Recipe

Gin Rickey: A classic gin cocktail made with lime juice, club soda, and a lime wheel

Rosemary Gin & Tonic Cocktail Recipe

Rosemary Gin & Tonic: A gin cocktail made with grapefruit shrub, lime juice, grapefruit tonic water, grapefruit slices, and rosemary

Trellis Gin & Tonic Cocktail Recipe

Trellis Gin & Tonic: An ombré gin cocktail made with cucumber and rose pink tonic water, lime juice, and a rolled cucumber

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