Lemon Thyme Gin & Tonic

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Cocktail History

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

Cocktail Ingredients

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

Lemon Gin: This is the base spirit. We chose Malfy Gin Con Limone for its refreshing botanical flavor backed by zesty and bright lemon flavor.

Lemon Juice: This adds sour citrus flavors for balance. We prefer to use fresh citrus juice because it’s less bitter than the bottled stuff and tastes much better.

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 stretches the drink and adds tonic water’s distinct quinine flavor. We chose to use Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic Water (gifted) in this drink.

Lemon Wedge: This is the garnish. It adds more fresh lemon aroma and flavor.

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!

Recipe

AuthorSips From ScriptsPrep Time5 minsRating

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 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 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

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

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

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

 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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