Key Lime and Thyme Cocktail

How crazy are these temperatures here in the Northeast? One day we have our winter coats on and the next day we are walking around with t-shirts – not that we are complaining. Just like our weather we are pretty confused – is it even right to feature wintery cocktails? The good thing about this next cocktail is that it bridges the together cold and warm beautifully. In fact, it’s the perfect cocktail for this erratic weather. You have the thyme for a little herbal healing (kind of like a nice cup of warm tea) and then you have the lime for that citrusy bliss that has us wishing that these 70 degree days won’t end. This thyme and key lime cocktail was inspired by the folks over at Sweet Paul. It’s quick, it’s easy and it is delicious. Here’s what you’ll need:

lime and thyme



  • 1 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • lime juice
  • lime wedges
  • 1-2 springs of thyme
  • club soda
  • ice

Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 10 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 lime peels



lime and thyme cocktail in Kaleidocut

First, we’ll start with the thyme and lime simple syrup as this is the foundation of our cocktail. You’ll want to boil the water and sugar together until the sugar is dissolved. Remove the simple syrup from the heat and add the sprigs of thyme and lime peel. Let the mixture steep for 10-15 minutes. Once the mixture has steeped strain it and let it cool.

Next, it’s time to put the cocktail together. Add the gin, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup and lime juice into a cocktail shaker. Then strain, pour over ice and top off with club soda. Add a wedge of lime and two thyme sprigs for garnish

We served up our thyme and key lime cocktail in the Kaleidocut white wine glass.