Gin becomes the perfect summer patio cocktail with our sparkling lemon gin cocktail recipe. We used lots of fresh lemon juice and muddled thyme to really give this drink a bright, citrusy flavor.

Thyme really packs a punch, so you’ll only need a sprig or two muddled in the mixture—save the rest for garnish. We also love our fresh lemon, so we used the juice from half a large lemon in one drink. Feel free, however, to use as much or as little lemon juice your palette can take.

Garnish your cocktail with a wedge of lemon and a sprig of thyme, especially if you’re serving guests for that extra ‘wow’ factor. Once you try it, you might opt for a pitcher next time!

Sparkling Lemon Gin Cocktail Recipe

Sparkling Lemon Gin Cocktail Recipe

This lemon gin sparkling cocktail recipe is perfect for sipping on hot summer days—one won’t be enough!


Yield: 1 cocktail
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  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, muddled plus extra for garnish
  • 2 oz gin
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp simple syrup
  • sparkling water, to taste
  • wedges lemon, for garnish


  • Combine muddled thyme, gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice then rattle vigorously.
  • Pour contents in a fresh glass with ice. Add sparkling water to taste then garnish with a wedge of lemon and a sprig of thyme.


If you don’t care for thyme, try substituting another favorite herb like basil or mint instead!
Calories: 193kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 0.01g, Saturated Fat: 0.004g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.005g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 26mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 10g
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Sparkling lemon gin cocktail recipe