Thursday, May 27, 2010

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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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.

Enjoy!

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58 comments:

Pam said...

This is on the list for some summer sipping on my back porch!

Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams said...

What a refreshing drink, perfect for the season!

girlichef said...

I'll take 2 please! ...to start ;) YUM!

From the Kitchen said...

Thanks! I need one! I would have never thought of grilled thyme in a drink but it sounds delicious--and a great conversation opener!!

Best,
Bonnie

3 hungry tummies said...

Lets have a glass of the together soon :)

Faith said...

The grilled thyme is such a fantastic idea! I'm definitely going to try that!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Grilled thyme - what a lovely idea for this gorgeous cocktail Velva. Love limoncello in anything.
Sam

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Wow, what a fascinating combination wiht the grilled thyme! My husband would love this! :D

Pam said...

Oh, that looks great! Cheers!!!

Barbara said...

And would you believe I have limoncello AND fresh thyme??? (And of course, gin, my favorite)
Great recipe, Velva!

Lyndsey said...

Sounds delicious! Cheers!

Dishesdone said...

Definitely added to my list! Great recipe! Grilled thyme sounds like a really nice touch!

The Japanese Redneck said...

That is a very interesting drink!

LaDivaCucina said...

Now grilling the herb for the cocktail I've not seen before. Great idea and combo.

By the next culinary throwdown. Please tell your friends, hope you can participate! (The competition is just for fun and open to anyone.) Cheers!

Claudia said...

The best idea ever and the thyme sits not far from my grill!

elra said...

Lovely and refreshing drink Velva, perfect for entertaining in hot summer!

Michelle J said...

Woman, you have a gift! I CANNOT wait to try this! Especially after the week I've had... blehhh. ;)

Bo said...

Very interesting drink...Sounds great! I can't really imagine how the charred herbs effect the taste...guess I'll have to try it.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

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suzicate said...

Never knew that tip about thyme, thanks!

Hungry Dog said...

Beautiful and refreshing. Love the idea of grilled thyme.

Subhie Arun said...

v interestin drink....beautiful n refreshin

Sandi said...

another great looking cocktail!!!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I was looking at the lemoncello and should have bought it. This looks great for the summer.

Stella said...

Hey Velva, I'm really curious as to what the thyme imparts here. I might try this-I have some fresh thyme!

Raina said...

Grilled fresh herbs and limoncello..I will be right over..lol.

A Canadian Foodie said...

You are a little devil with your drink list, lately, Velva! Grilled Thyme!?? !!
I cannot (for the life of me) find your subscribe to my e-mail plug in here...
:)
Valerie
And I need to find your Sunday gravy recipe again - as I finally (believe it or not) have the time to do it.

A Canadian Foodie said...

I see a subscribe by e-mail link under comments - but that is just for follow up comments - not for posts.
:)

Mags said...

I like the way your clock is set. Great looking cocktail!

Marguerite said...

I could use one of these right now! Looks divinely delicious! Have a great holiday!

Angie's Recipes said...

Grilled thyme. I love the idea! Cocktail looks awesome.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Grown-up lemonade... sounds lethal!

pigpigscorner said...

Very refreshing! I need one right now!

Kim said...

The idea of heating up the thyme is genius! This is another lovely drink, Velva. Love that limoncello;-) Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!!

Cathy said...

Now that's a cocktail! I do love limoncello and the grilled thyme is a must try. Have a good holiday weekend, Velva.

buffalodick said...

Fancy or simple.. all booze can get you to The Magic Kingdom...:)

D. @ Outside Oslo said...

I love it! So creative, artistic, and fresh. I imagine it must taste as delicious as it looks.

a-man said...

What a lovely decoration with the thyme!
My compliments to you!
Great idea.

teresa said...

what a perfect way to end a day!

Pierce said...

Yes please...I will have six. That's right, I said six!

Can you get limoncello at World Market?

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds amazing with grilled thyme!!!

Ingrid said...

Okay, Velva I need desserts that use up limoncello not beverages. I have a huge bottle of that stuff. My honey paid $25 for it so I could use 2 TB in a recipe. I told him don't buy it if it was expensive. Obviously, I was clear enough, hee-hee!

Hope you have a safe and happy Memorial day weekend!
~ingrid

Gulmohar said...

Awesome !! Thanks for your wishes ...have a fun summer !!! will miss you all

tasteofbeirut said...

Thanks for the great tip on thyme over a grill; I love that drink so refreshing and that photo really showcases it very well.

Chow and Chatter said...

wow this is so cool love the addition of thyme have a fab weekend Velva

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

When can I come over? Cheers! What a wonderful convergence of cocktails and culinary!

Laura in Paris said...

Mmmm, perfect for a Saturday evening with friends .. thank you!

Chris said...

Ok, a grilled beverage, you have one upped me there, Velva :)

Emily said...

Wow ... my thyme is going crazy in my garden and I just stocked up on limoncello, I couldn't have run across this post at a better time! Guess what we'll be drinking tonight!?

Erica said...

This looks so yummy! I’m excited to make it!You have wonderful drink recipes,Velva!

TKW said...

How did you know that I needed something like this in my life right now? You are the best.

Fresh Local and Best said...

You're developing quite a reputation as a cocktail mixtress.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

LOVE your style!

Samantha @ The Savvy Soybean said...

Oh, that looks yummy!! The thyme adds such sophistication. I love gimlets (because I am an old man sometimes), and this looks way more flavorful and a tad more lady-like =)

Mimi said...

Once again a fabulous cocktail.
Mimi

Brownieville Girl said...

This sounds like it was invented for me!!

Foodessa said...

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

Cookings my pleasure! said...

Wow this sounds delicious, I have Limoncello in the Freezer, but the last of the gin went over Christmas. New bottle tomorrow just to try this.

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