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
Recipe from Fine Cooking
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
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.