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Thyme for a Lime Gimlet


As I’ve said before, I often turn to my archives for inspiration, especially for recipes. It’s like combing through your mother’s recipe index only to rediscover a recipe for a dish long-since forgotten. The best part is remembering a dish (or in this case, a drink) as soon as you find it again. That’s exactly what happened with this recipe for my lime gimlet.

A gimlet is a classic cocktail made with gin and lime. Think of it almost as a gin margarita. In this case, I kick it up a notch by adding a bit of thyme simple syrup and fresh thyme sprigs. It’s a refreshing cocktail for summer nights.

Annette’s Lime Gimlet

You will need:
– 1.25 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
– 1 oz Fresh squeezed Lime Juice
– 1 oz. Thyme Syrup
– 1 thinly sliced lime and a sprig of fresh thyme

For the simple syrup, you will need:
– 1 tablespoons lime zest
– 2 tablespooks lime juice
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 cup water

To prepare simple syrup:
Put all ingredients in a small pot , simmer for 10 minutes let cool. Store in a jar for up to 2 weeks.

To prepare the cocktail:
Pour the gin, lime juice, and thyme syrup into a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes. Stir well.
Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and garnish with the lime slice and fresh thyme sprig.

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Lime-y Thyme-y Gin Gimlet


It’s true. It is September, it’s supposed to be fall-ish, but truth be told it’s still hot and muggy in the south. I thought this would be a great last hurrah cocktail before we start changing out our wardrobes. Without further adieu, my Lime-y Thyme-y Gimlet:

Lime-y Thyme-y Gin Gimlet

  • 1.25 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 1 oz Fresh squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Thyme Syrup
  • 1 thinly sliced lime and a sprig of fresh thyme

    Thyme simple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

    Put all ingredients in a small pot , simmer for 10 minutes let cool.
    The syrup can be stored in a jar for up to 2 weeks.

    Pour the gin, lime juice, and thyme syrup into a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes. Stir well.
    Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and garnish with the lime slice and fresh thyme sprig.

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